Pigment identification of a rare 18th century wallpaper from Buffon library
Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 192–194, February 2011
How to Cite
Colomban, P. (2011), Pigment identification of a rare 18th century wallpaper from Buffon library. J. Raman Spectrosc., 42: 192–194. doi: 10.1002/jrs.2667
- Issue published online: 15 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 26 DEC 2009
A rare 18th century wallpaper depicting a basket of flowers has been recently discovered in the building where Buffon, the famous French Naturalist, had established his Library and written a large part of its ‘Histoire Naturelle’. The wallpaper fragments were analysed and some pigments identified: gypsum, calcite, carbon black, vermilion and lapis lazuli; a blue/green organic compound was seemingly used to dye the paper. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.