Burnt Umber – Series 1





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Art Spectrum® Burnt Umber


Art Spectrum® Burnt Umber takes its name from both the particular clay that it’s made from, umber, which in Latin means ‘shadow’ and from the name of the Italian region of Umbria where much of it was sourced during the Renaissance and earlier.

The pigment umber gets its particular colour from the traces of iron and manganese.


Pigments Lightfastness Permanence Opacity Granulating /Staining
PBr7, PY42, PR101 ASTM I ****         (excellent) Semi-Transparent Granulating

ASTM Approved Permanent Colours American Society for Testing and Materials, conforming to standard D4302-90.

In accordance with proven traditional methods of production, all Art Spectrum® Artists’ Watercolours are carefully stone milled to enhance the individual brilliance of each selected permanent pigment and to maximise its handling qualities.