Cremnitz white

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A high quality form of lead white pigment that was made by a 19th century process. Cremnitz white is difficult to obtain because very little is currently produced.

See Lead carbonate, basic.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bianco Cremnitz (It.); Kremnitz white; Krems white


  • Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation.

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)