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raw sienna

noun
1.
See under sienna (def 1).
Origin of raw sienna
1885-1890
1885-90

sienna

[see-en-uh] /siˈɛn ə/
noun
1.
a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna)
2.
the color of such a pigment.
Origin
1750-60; < Italian (terra di) Sien(n)a (earth of) Siena
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  • The colors used are raw sienna, burnt umber, Vandyke brown and a little burnt sienna.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • This bird lays four or five eggs of a pale blue colour, spotted and streaked with raw sienna, brown, or purple.

  • The walls are of a reddish hue, burnt by centuries of sun into the colour of raw sienna or of bloodstone.

  • The graining color should be made from raw sienna and burnt umber in distemper.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • In graining ash in oil the colors necessary will be raw umber and raw sienna and a little Vandyke brown or black.

    Practical Graining William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The colors used in either oil or distemper graining are raw sienna deepened with raw and burnt umber to suit.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • For antique oak, add a trifle of burnt umber and black to raw sienna thinned to the right consistency.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • It should be made of raw sienna darkened with raw and burnt umber and thinned with raw linseed oil and turpentine, half and half.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
  • Then dash in your ground, composed of a thin mixture of Vandyke brown and raw sienna.

    Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
  • The ground should be put in with white and the larger clumps put in with raw sienna and blended.

    Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
British Dictionary definitions for raw sienna

sienna

/sɪˈɛnə/
noun
1.
a natural earth containing ferric oxide used as a yellowish-brown pigment when untreated (raw sienna) or a reddish-brown pigment when roasted (burnt sienna)
2.
the colour of this pigment See also burnt sienna
Word Origin
C18: from Italian terra di Siena earth of Siena
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Word Origin and History for raw sienna

Sienna

city in central Italy, probably from Senones, the name of a Gaulish people who settled there in ancient times. Related: Sienese. The brownish-ochre color (1760) is from Italian terra di Sienna "earth of Siena," where the coloring material first was produced.

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