The Technology of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Red Lake Pigments
Jo Kirby, Marika Spring and Catherine Higgitt
Technical Bulletin Volume 28, 2007
Cochineal and, later, madder were the most important natural dyes used for red lake pigments in the 18th and 19th centuries. However, as a result of developments in the technology of the dyestuffs and in the processes involved in pigment making, 18th- and 19th-century lakes show important differences to those made from the same two colourants in earlier centuries.
alizarin, alumina, brazilwood, carmine, cochineal, FTIR spectroscopy, garancine, HPLC analysis, Kopp’s purpurin, lake pigments, Lefranc et Cie, Lewis Berger and Company Ltd, madder, pseudopurpurin, purpurin, SEM–EDX analysis, starch, tin, Winsor & Newton
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Kirby, J., Spring, M., Higgitt, C. 'The Technology of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Red Lake Pigments'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 28, pp 69–87.
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