Definition of vandyke red
1 often capitalized V : a grayish red that is bluer and deeper than Pompeian red, bluer and darker than bois de rose, and yellower and deeper than appleblossom —called also Florence brown
2 : a synthetic red to brown pigment consisting of copper ferrocyanide Cu2Fe(CN)6
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Origin and Etymology of vandyke red
after Sir Anthony Vandyke †1641 Flemish painter
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