Caput Mortuum

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Pigment: Prepared Iron Oxide

Classification: Synthetic Inorganic

Colour Index: PR101 (77491)

Vehicle: Linseed Oil

Hiding power: Opaque

Pigment Loading: Normal-High

Consistency: Dense butter

Drying rate: 2-5 days


Product Code: 0826

Series: 1

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“Dead head” Caput Mortuum is a densely opaque iron oxide. A highly saturated red purple, essential for taking out into the landscape or for use with portraiture. Deep, earthy purples in masstone give way to more delicate mauves in tints.