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Kings Blue Light (No. 211)

£13.70£518.79 tax incl.


Inorganic – This name was given by English manufacturers to Smalt, a Cobalt-based pigment that was used in the 16th -17th centuries as a less expensive alternative to Lapis Lazuli. Unfortunately, Smalt was prone to fade into a light grey, as some Veronese skies demonstrate. But the introduction of Ultramarine Blue made the original Smalt formula obsolete, and so I offer a completely reliable substitute blend that evokes the aerial effects of the great Venetian decorators.

Colour Index PB29, PW6
Drying Average
Transparency Opaque
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Low
Tint Power Average
Toxicity Non-Toxic
ASTM D-4236  yes


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