Burnt Umber


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Dark reddish brown, prehistoric, calcined from raw umber in France. High opacity, lightfast, mixes with any medium or pigment.

AKA: [Fr] Ombre clacinée, terre d’ombre brûlée, [Ger] Gebrannte umbererde, [It] terra d’ombra bruciata

Gallery picture shows burnt umber pigment powder

Country of origin: France
Transparency: Semi-transparent
Compatibility: Paints, fresco
Lightfastness: UV-lightfast
Composition: Natural loam
Chemical formula: SiO2+Al2O3+Fe2O3+Fe3O4

General protective measures:  Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.

These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use.

Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. Do not allow children or pets to contact these art materials.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Historical Background




Pigment Type

Natural Earth


2 oz, 4 oz

Color Family

Earth Tones




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