This was originally a natural, even more purple iron oxide imported from India.
However this version is a deeper and cooler, synthetic Iron Oxide with great colour density and which makes hues with conspicuously purplish undertones and which painters can use for rendering the darker flesh tones. Particularly good when mixed with bone black, producing rich, warm, shadowy flesh hues.
Pigment PR 101.
Very Fast Drying. Semi-Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Average Oil Content