is a light and warm (somewhat unsaturated) pigment that is a darker shade of scarlet
, derived from nearly pure ferric oxide
) of the hematite
type. Modern versions are frequently made with synthetic red iron oxide.
At right is displayed the color Venetian red.
The first recorded use of Venetian red as a color name in English was in 1753.
The source of this color is a picture of a bottle of Venetian red car paint with a color sample of Venetian red on the side of the bottle: