Langridge Caput Mortuum Oil Colour


Caput Mortuum

Series: 1

Pigment Classification: Synthetic Inorganic

Chemical Composition: Prepared Iron Oxide

Color Index Name: PR101

Color Index Number: 77491

Hiding Power: Opaque

Vehicle: Refined Linseed Oil

Drying Rate: Fast-Medium. 2-4 days

Consistency: Buttery

Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I

Permanency in pure tone: Excellent

Permanency in 50% tint: Excellent


A velvety purple earth colour it is also known as Mars Violet or Indian Red. 

Its unusual name is Latin for ‘Dead Head’. Excellent permanency it is the one iron oxide with a blue cast. Superb opacity.

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