Rose Madder (series5)

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Colour index number Nr 9. Average speed drying, and non-toxic, high oil content.

Rose Madder is a traditional lake pigment, extracted from the common madder plant Rubia Tinctorum.  The Egyptians are credited with developing several techniques to produce a lake pigment. During the 17th century British army red coats were made with a shade of madder! This is the lovely claret colour favoured for portraits throughout time.  



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