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.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bianco Cremnitz (It.); Kremnitz white; Krems white
Hazards and Safety
Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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)