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Chrome orange was used extensively in Frederic Leighton's Flaming June (1895; Museo de Arte de Ponce).[1]
Chrome orange

Chrome orange is a mixed oxide with the chemical formula Pb2CrO5. It can be made by treating a lead(II) salt with an alkaline solution of a chromate or by treating chrome yellow (PbCrO4) with strongly basic solution.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Color in the Making. London, UK: Black Dog Publishing. 2013. p. 104. ISBN 9781907317958.
  2. ^ Völz, Hans G.; et al. (2006). "Pigments, Inorganic". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheimdoi=10.1002/14356007.a20_243.pub2: Wiley-VCH..

Further readingEdit

  • Kühn, H. and Curran, M., Chrome Yellow and Other Chromate Pigments, in Artists’ Pigments. A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, Vol. 1, L. Feller, Ed., Cambridge University Press, London 1986, p. 208 – 211.
  • Chrome Orange at ColourLex