Also known as: Piuri / Puree / Euxanthin / Euxanthine / Turner’s Yellow
First used: 15th century (Monghyr, Bengal); 1996 (Winsor & Newton)
Banned (in it’s original mixture): 1883 (India; United Kingdom)
Comparison: Less pure than Cadmium Yellow; more deeply coloured than Gamboge.
Indian Yellow is popular for its vivid and bright colour in sunlight; its transparency made it famous for rich glazes and vibrant washes, making it a popular pigment in the palettes of 18th century dutch artists. The oil colour variant can be found extensively in the works of the Scottish Colourists and J.M.W. Turner.