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History of Verdigris:

Used often, from antiquity through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. Verdigris was the most vibrant green available until the 19th century. Often mixed with, or glazed over lead white or lead-tin yellow because of its transparency. Often seen in illuminations, book illustrations and maps where it fell in and out of favour due to its fugitive nature. Later it can be seen in the palettes of the followers of Van Dyke. (Meyer)

When was Verdigris used?

Discovery Used until
Antiquity (Greeks) 19th century