Brief description of Lemon yellow:
mixture of lead chromate with lead sulphate. The preparation was described by Vauquelin in 1809, but some years seem to have passed before it was produced commercially. During the nineteenth century, it was often mixed with strontium chromate, and the name 'lemon yellow' was liable to be used for barium chromate, strontium chromate and a mixture of the two. It's a stable yellow with low hiding power.
Names for Lemon yellow:
|Alternative names:||Steinbühl yellow, barium yellow, yellow ultramarine|
barium chromate or strontium chromate or mixture of lead chromate + lead sulphate
Example of use by artists:
An all lemon yellow dress
P. Gauguin, Breton Woman in Prayer 1894, the Kessler Collection
Gentle expression and lemon-yellow dress for the Breton woman Gauguin painted in 1894.
(intro) - Cadmium yellow/red - Chrome yellow - Cobalt yellow - Indian yellow - Lead-tin yellow - Lemon yellow - Naples yellow - Orpiment - Yellow ochre