Cool, slightly bluish red with smoky glaze. 19th century "lake" color made by the fusing a dye on to a substrate. "Lake colors" are fugitive. Only Alizarin Crimson is still commonly used by painters today.
Pigment: Synthetic 1:2 dihydroxyanthraquinone on alumina (PR 83), Vehicle: Alkali refined linseed oil , Lightfastness III, Series 3, TRANSPARENT