Bone black

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History of Bone black:

Numerous identifications of bone black are reported in literature. Bone black has been identified in prehistoric paintings and found in Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. It is found throughout European medieval and Renaissance art and later in both oil and watercolor paintings until modern times. Many old masters used bone black in their work. In Rembrandt's paintings, the dark-colored umbers night have been almost enough for the background shadows, but the black clothing worn by his sitters called for an intense black pigment.

When was Bone black used?

Discovery Used until
Prehistory continues in use

Use of Bone black among paintings in the SchackGallery, Munich:

Source: Kühn

Other blacks
(intro) - Bone black - Carbon black