vandyke red


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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History and Etymology for vandyke red

after Sir Anthony Vandyke †1641 Flemish painter

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“Vandyke red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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