Rublev Colours Flemish White is an opaque white pigment mixture based primarily on lead sulfate ground in linseed oil. This warm white is opaque, but not to the same degree as titanium white, so it won't kill colors in mixtures with it. It has a creamy, long consistency that makes it excellent in pure highlights.
George Field in his Chromatography of 1841 identified Flemish white as lead sulfate. In Field's Practical Treatise of 1795, "white precipitate of lead," which was sulfate of lead, was sold under the name "Flemish white." Prior to the nineteenth century, Flemish white was lead white made in Flanders. After that time it was a precipitated lead sulfate, which derives from basic lead sulfate. We recreated Flemish White of the nineteenth century, which was actually a mixture of pigments consisting of lead sulfate, barite (barium sulfate) and magnesia (magnesium carbonate).
Rublev Colours Artists Oil: Flemish White
Note: The color swatch shows the color applied thinly diluted with oil (left), a heavy application from the tube (middle), and mixed with an equal amount of white (right) on acrylic-primed cotton canvas (7 oz). All images of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you see on your monitor may vary.
|Color Information |
|Color: ||White |
|Binder: ||Linseed Oil |
|Pigment No. 1 |
|Common Name: ||Lead Sulfate |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment White 2 |
|Chemical Name: ||Basic Lead Sulfate |
|Chemical Formula: ||4PbSO4·PbO |
|Pigment No. 2 |
|Common Name: ||Barite (Barium Shulfate) |
|Colour Index: ||Pigment White 22 |
|Chemical Name: ||Barium Sulfate |
|Chemical Formula: ||BaSO4 |
|Pigment No. 3 |
|Common Name: ||Magnesium Carbonate |
|Colour Index: ||Not Listed |
|Chemical Name: ||Magnesium Carbonate |
|Chemical Formula: ||MgCO3 |
|Opacity: ||Opaque |
|Hiding Power: ||Good |
|Drying Rate: ||Average |
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists Oils and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
Health and Safety
DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with skin. Never use near children or pets. Read the MSDS for all cautionary statements. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
CONTAINS LEAD / CONTIENT DU PLOMB
DO NOT APPLY TO SURFACES ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN OR PREGNANT WOMEN.
NE PAS APPLIQUER SUR UNE SURFACE ACCESSIBLE AUX ENFANTS OU AUX FEMMES ENCEINTES.
Must be used exclusively as material for the purposes of arts, crafts or hobbies, not for use by children. Utiliser uniquement aux fins suivantes comme matériaux pour les besoins d'art, d'artisanat ou passe-temps, pas pour une utilisation par les enfants.