Natural Realgar, fine
Natural Realgar, is sulphide of arsenic, a beautiful orange. A bright orange-red mineral composed of arsenic disulfide. Realgar occurs naturally in lead and silver ores along with orpiment
Although it occurs perhaps as widely in nature as orpiment, realgar appears not to have been used so widely.
Realgar is made from the mineral so it appears with some crystals.
Realgar occurs occasionally until about the middle of the 18th-century. It is a common choice for the bright orange flowers in Dutch 17th-century paintings, it is regularly used in British 17th- century and 18th-century painting.
**When using binders to make the pigments into paints, the color may vary.
H301: Toxic if swallowed.
H331: Toxic if inhaled.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
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