Color Name: Prussian Blue
Color Series: 2
Pigment(s): Ferri-ammonium ferrocyanide (PB 27:1)
Vehicle: Burnt Plate Oil
First synthetic color of the Industrial Revolution, discovered by accident in 1704 while a chemist was trying to formulate artificial crimson. Warm blue with more muted tint than Phthalo Blue. It has a high tinting strength, is lightfast, and is especially beautiful in its transparency.