Williamsburg 657 Cadmium Red Purple


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Williamsburg Handmade Oil – Cadmium Red Purple

Williamsburg Cadmium Red Purple is a red that is so deep and bluish that it’s called purple. Very heavy, with extreme covering power.


  • Series: 7
  • Pigments: PR108
  • Pigment Names: Concentrated Cadmium Sulfoselenide
  • Lightfastness: ASTM I – Excellent
  • Opacity: Opaque
  • Grind: Fine


  • 37 ml

Williamsburg Oil Paint is known for its high quality, as well as its extensive palette of colors, including genuine Italian Earth Colors. Since joining the Golden Artist Colors family, the palette has expanded to include French Earth Colors and a range of colors made with Safflower Oil, as well as special edition and custom colors.

Originating from the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Williamsburg now makes over 170 artist quality oil colors in New Berlin, New York.

Curious about drying time? Find a comprehensive chart of drying times for each Williamsburg oil color here.

The Williamsburg Philosophy

Getting the proper pigment is just the beginning. So much of the quality of oil paint is in the grinding. Each color is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colors will feel slightly gritty, while others extremely smooth. Meanwhile, Cerulean Blue will have a beautiful velvet, light-absorbing surface with an extremely strong covering power. The Sienna colors will often be chunky or gritty to allow light to travel through the vehicle, exposing rich golden or mahogany undertones instead of just heavy, dull browns.

Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined linseed oil and are made in batches no larger than eight gallons at a time. This allows for total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth century French color makers. All the materials used are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized for quality.

Williamsburg and Golden give technical advice to artists, museums, and conservators throughout the world and welcome your questions and comments. Find product support here.

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37 ml

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