Credit: Photograph by M. Vitti and J. Lowengard.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Lapis lazuli and ultramarine. True ultramarine is prepared from lapis lazuli. Isolating the pure color was time consuming work and added to the expense of importing the stone from the region that is now Afghanistan. The ground pigment shown here was prepared according to instructions in L'école de la mignature . . . (Paris, 1782). Credit: Photograph by M. Vitti and J. Lowengard.