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Van Dyke / Cassel Brown

Van Dyke / Cassel Brown

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Description

VAN DYKE or CASSEL BROWN is an earth which contains a good amount of substances, like humus or bituminous matter, obtained from the decomposition of organic materials. A little amount of iron oxides contributes to its color, which appears dark brown tending towards black. It was used mostly by artists in XVI and XVII century; its earliest known use is in paintings attributed to Gerard David (1460-1523).

Code: CAS

Coloring agent: Lignite

C.I.: NBr8

Lightfastness: 4/5

Transparency: Semi-opaque

Series: 1

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