Outstanding wide colour spectrum of 70 brilliant shades including classical cobalts and cadmiums Pronounced colour intensity and superior transparency Highest lightfastness with highest quality artists’ pigments Extraordinary brilliance Outstanding mixing ability Superior colour lifting through permanently moist cons. Excellent flow properties Use of particular binding and wetting agents 48 are one-pigment shades
It was only 1862 when Dr. Fr. Schoenfeld successfully transfered the advantages of the moist-pasty watercolour in tubes to a recipe for colours in pans. This event was the birth of the LUKAS moist water colour and the history of the company Dr. Fr. Schoenfeld. In honour of this event we have given our Finest Artists’ Watercolour the brand name Aquarell 1862. The fundamental development of the company founder represents the basis of this watercolour of world-reputation still today. Finest artists’ quality with exclusively pure, high quality pigments of the highest permanence and concentration. Approximately 99% of each pigment is finely grounded to 2 μ (2/1000 mm).Exceptional coverage and dilution value from gum arabic carefully selected dextrins and special glucose derivatives. Available in 70 shades in half and whole pans, as well as in 24ml tube.
On 29 September 1885 Vincent van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother Theo in which he mentions ordering paint from the company: "I sent for paint from Schoenfeld in Düsseldorf, a few colours that I can´t easily get here."