National Gallery Technical Bulletin Volume 24, 2003


TABLE 3 Pigment occurrences in Seurat’s works examined



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TABLE 3 Pigment occurrences in Seurat’s works examined





Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Purple

White

Black

Brown/Earths

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Bathers at Asnières, 1883–4 (NG 3908)

red lake; (pink) red lake, tr. French ultramarine + lead white; (red-brown) earth pigments + vermilion; vermilion, red lake + little lead white

(bright orange) vermilion + chrome yellow (also + lead white and/or red lake); (discoloured addition, 1886 modification) zinc yellow, tr. vermilion + barium sulphate (note 2)

cadmium yellow + a little lead white; organic yellow (not characterised) (note 5)

range of mixed greens based on viridian (note 6), cobalt blue, chrome yellow, lead white and French ultramarine; (lime green) viridian, cadmium yellow + (possibly) chrome yellow; (discoloured addition, 1886 modification) emerald green and lead white + tr. cadmium yellow + zinc yellow + barium sulphate (starch) (note 3)

cobalt blue; French ultramarine; cobalt blue and/or French ultramarine + small additions of red lake + viridian; cobalt blue, viridian + lead white

(reddish-mauve) pinkish-red lake, French ultramarine, cobalt blue + lead white; (glaze) French ultramarine + red lake

lead white

not examined

(orange-brown) lead white + natural red-brown earths; (mid-brown) yellow-brown earth + red lake

The Bridge at Courbevoie, 1886–7, Courtauld Collection

red lake; vermilion

vermilion + zinc yellow (starch) (note 3)

zinc yellow (+ starch) (note 3) + chrome yellow; barium chromate + tr. yellow earth; calcium chromate + yellow dyestuff

viridian + emerald green; emerald green + zinc yellow

French ultramarine; cobalt blue; French ultramarine + cobalt blue

red lake or vermilion + French ultramarine or cobalt blue

lead white

red lake + French ultramarine

not examined

Young Woman powdering Herself, 1889–90, Courtauld Collection

red lake; vermilion; vermilion + red lake (note 1)

vermilion + chrome yellow

chrome yellow; cadmium yellow

viridian; emerald green; emerald green + chrome yellow

French ultramarine; cobalt blue

red lake + French ultramarine

lead white (chalk extender)

French ultramarine + viridian

not examined

The Channel of Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe, 1890 (NG 6554)

vermilion + madder lake

cadmium orange

organic yellow (not characterised)(note 5); strontium chromate + chrome yellow

(bright, cool green) emerald green + a little cobalt blue + lead white; (yellow-green) emerald green + strontium yellow + chrome yellow

French ultramarine; cobalt blue

(deep purple) manganese Violet (note 7) + some madder lake + a little lead white

lead white

not examined

not examined

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Fisherman in a Moored Boat, c.1882, Courtauld Gallery

red lake, vermilion; semitransparent red earth

red earth + yellow ochre + chrome yellow

chrome yellow; yellow ochre; chrome yellow + yellow ochre

viridian; emerald green; viridian + emerald green + chrome yellow

French ultramarine; cobalt blue

red earth + French ultramarine

lead white (note 8)

carbon black; red earth or red lake, emerald green or viridian + French ultramarine

sienna type earth

A Boat near a Riverbank, Asnières, c.1883, Courtauld Gallery

red lake; vermilion; red lake + vermilion

red earth + yellow ochre + chrome yellow

chrome yellow; yellow ochre; chrome yellow + yellow ochre

viridian; emerald green; viridian + emerald green + cobalt blue

French ultramarine; cobalt blue

red lake, French ultramarine + lead white

lead white (note 8)

not examined

tr. sienna type earth

Man in a Boat, c.1883, Courtauld Gallery

red lake; vermilion; red earth

red + yellow ochre

chrome yellow; yellow ochre

viridian; French ultramarine + chrome yellow + yellow ochre

French ultramarine; cobalt blue

not examined

lead white (note 8)

carbon black

dark ochre/sienna type earth




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