Naples yellow

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History of Naples yellow:

Lead antimonate yellow is one of the oldest synthetically produced pigments known. This antimonial yellow has been known from very early times as an enamel colour. It has been found upon Babylonian bricks at least 2,500 years old. Persian pottery as early as the thirteenth century of our era is occasionally decorated with antimonial yellow. Although it is was used in enamels it was used in paintings only from the renaissance.

When was Naples yellow used?

Discovery Used until
XVIth century Continues in use

Use of Naples yellow among paintings in the SchackGallery, Munich:

Source: Kühn