vandyke red

noun

Definition of vandyke red

  1. 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. 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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