Rose lake

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Rose lake


Initially, rose lake was dark red lake pigment made from brazilein dye on an aluminum or tin mordant. In the 19th century, rose lake was made from aniline red dyes. Both formulations produced fugitive colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

madder lake; rose pink

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996