Brief description of Bone black:
Names for Bone black:
|Alternative names:||ivory black, bone charcoal|
calcium phosphate + calcium carbonate +carbon
Example of use by artists:
Rembrandt loved bone black
Rembrandt, portrait of Phillips Lucasz, National Gallery, London.
Studies of several paintings by Rembrandt using the technique of neutron activation autoradiography have shown the widespread use of the bone black in the initial wash-like sketch over the ground layer. Unusually, unmixed bone black pigment was used to paint the darkest parts of the clothing in the portrait of Phillips Lucasz.