Brief description of Chrome yellow:
Names for Chrome yellow:
|Word origin:||The name "Chrome yellow" comes from The name of the chemical element from which comes the names chrome yellow and chrome orange, is derived from the Greek word "chrōma" (χρωμα), meaning color, because many of its compounds are intensely colored. It was discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in the mineral crocoite (lead chromate) in 1797. Crocoite was used as a pigment, and after the discovery that the mineral chromite also contains chromium this latter mineral was used to produce pigments as well. .|
Example of use by artists:
Sir Thomas Lawrence, pioneer of chrome yellow
Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of a Gentleman (1810), Marguerite Singer Smith, Connecticut, USA
By 1809, when Vanquelin piblished his full investigation of the color chemistry of chromium in the now-prestigious Annales de chimie, chrome yellow was already on the artists' palette. It appears, for example, in Thomas Lawrence's Portrait of a Gentleman, painted in 1810.
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