Prussian blue

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History of Prussian blue:

The first modern, artificially manufactured color was Prussian blue. It was made by the colormaker Diesbach of Berlin in about 1704. Diesbach accidentally formed the blue pigment when experimenting with the oxidation of iron. The pigment was available to artists by 1724 and was extremely popular throghout the three centuries since its discovery.

When was Prussian blue used?

Discovery Used until
1724 continues in use

Use of Prussian blue among paintings in the SchackGallery, Munich:

Source: Kühn