Lead-Tin Yellow (Type I) Oil Paint
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Rublev Colours Lead-Tin Yellow (Type I) is a semi-opaque lemon yellow, fine-grained, and with medium tinting strength. Our lead-tin yellow is made according to historical recipes. Although lead-tin yellow frequently occurs in European painting before the eighteenth century, it is not mentioned in older literature on painting techniques. It has been identified in Rembrandt's work, such as Belshazzar's Feast (1636/1638). It is called massicot in northern European manuscripts but identified as giallolino or giallorino in Italian manuscripts, as noted by Merrifield. Lead-tin yellow has not been rated for lightfastness by the ASTM, but independent studies have shown that it is permanent in most vehicles and can be used with all other pigments without alteration.
Composition and Permanence
|Pigment:||Lead-Tin Yellow Lemon (Type I)|
|Pigment Classification:||Synthetic inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Not Listed|
|Chemical Name:||Lead-tin oxide (also lead stannate)|
|ASTM Lightfastness:||Not Listed|
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with the skin. Never use near children or pets. Protect yourself against the chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Proposition 65: Warning: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, congenital disabilities, and other reproductive harm.
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Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artist Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
All images of color swatches on this website are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We have carefully matched the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, your results may vary because of the wide variance in color monitors.
Color Swatch Note: The color swatch was created with a thick application (left side) of color and a tint (right side) made with equal parts of color and titanium white and applied on acrylic primed cotton canvas.
Drawdown Note: The image of the "drawdown" contains a pre-mixed paint film of 6 mils (0.006 inches) thickness applied to a standard test card to examine color consistency, opacity, and other qualities. The drawdowns show the full-color strength (mass tone) on the left and mixed in a 1:2 ratio with titanium white on the right. The bottom area of the drawdowns is scraped to show undertones.
|Common Names:||English: lead-tin yellow
French: jaune de plomb-étain
German: Blei-Zinn Gelb
Italian: giallo di piombo-stagno
Spanish: amarillo de plomo-estan
|Alternate Names:||massicot, giallolino, giallorino|
|Processing Time||Usually ships the next business day.|
|Pigment Type||Inorganic, Historical, Synthetic|
California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.