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1A pale yellow pigment containing lead and antimony oxides.
- ‘Crimson, lemon yellow, Naples yellow, emerald, Veronese green, mauve and the cadmiums were all 19th-century inventions.’
- ‘The history of Naples yellow is rather obscure.’
- ‘Naples yellow is a toxic lead pigment that is no longer available in art materials.’
- ‘I bring some greens into the background trees with Naples yellow and viridian.’
- ‘The 18th-century lead antimony yellow was usually described as Naples yellow.’
- 1.1The pale yellow color of Naples yellow, now commonly produced using cadmium, zinc, or iron-based substitutes.
- ‘Various ochers, a pale Naples yellow and a pale green, all of nearly equal intensity and weight, inflect a predominantly gray field of dots.’
- ‘Although looking at that painted swatch of Indian yellow, I would swear it's Naples yellow (and vice versa, come to think of it).’
Mid 18th century: named after Naples, the city where such a pigment was originally made.
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