Madder Marrone


or Marrone Lake, was a preparation of madder, of great depth,

transparency, and stability. Working well in water, glazing and drying

in oil, and in every respect a good pigment, it was one of those colours

which gradually--and often, as in this case, unfortunately--become

obsolete, on account of their hues being easily given by admixture of

other pigments. There was likewise a deeper kind, called Purple Black. A

good madder marrone may be produced by adding to brown madder either

rose madder, madder carmine, or Rubens' madder, with a slight portion of

black or blue if required.