PEACHAM, Henry, The Gentlemans Exercise. Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures : as also the making of all kinds of colours, to be used in Limning, Painting, Tricking, and Blazon of Coates, and Armes, with divers other most delightfull and pleasurable observations, for all young Gentlemen and others. As also Serving for the necessary use and generall benefit of divers Trades-men and Artificers, as namely Painters, Ioners, Free-Masons, Cutters and Carvers, &c. for the farther gracing, beautifying, and garnishing of all their absolute and worthy pieces, either for Borders, Architects, or Columnes, &c., London, J. Legat, 1634.1 quotations
A Violet colour.
In French coleur Violette, Ital. Violato color di viola, Hisp. color de violetas, […], Latin. Violaceus, à viola, which is a Violet so called of vitula, as some imagine, in Greeke ἰοειδές, ἴανθινον from ἴον, a Violet ; it hath the Etymon from Io the virgin transformed into a bullocke, who grazed as the Poets fayne upon no other berbes then Violets, Roses, Ceruse, and Litmose of equall parts.
BATE, John, The Mysteryes of Nature and Art : Conteined in foure severall Tretises, The first of water workes The second of Fyer workes. The third of Drawing, Colouring, Painting, and Engraving. The fourth of divers Experiments as wel serviceable as delightful: partly Collected, and partly of the Authors Peculiar Pratice, and Invention, London, Ralph Mab - Thomas Harper, 1634.1 quotations
A purple or violet Colour.
This is a compounded colour, and it is made either by mixing a quantitie of Azure, and a portion of Turnsole : or else by mixing a quantitie of cusset, and a quantitie of Azure :
ANONYME, The Excellency of the Pen and Pencil, Exemplifying The Uses of them in the most Exquisite and Mysterious Arts of Drawing, Etching, Engraving, Limning, Painting in Oyl, Washing of Maps & Pictures. Also the way to Cleanse any Old Painting, and Preserve the Colours. Collected from the Writings of the ablest Masters both Ancient and Modern, as Albert Durer, P. Lomantius, and divers others. Furnished with divers Cuts in Copper, being Copied from the best Masters, and here inserted for Examples for the Learner to Practice by. A Work very useful for all Gentlemen, and other Ingenious Spirits, either Artificers or others, London, Dorman Newman, 1688.1 quotations
Of Limning in Water-Colours, The Third Book, Chap. II, Of Colours used in Limning : their names, and how to order them, p. 91-76
SECT. VII. Of Compounded Colours.
Of the six simple Colours before named, [ndr : White, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, voir p. 86], together with the Browns, many others may be compounded for Faces of all Complexions, Garments, Lanskips, Building ; for Birds, Fishes, Beasts, and what not : I will shew how to compound some, and by those you may by practice find out and invent infinite more. I shall instance in these following, As,
A Violet. / A Lead-colour. / Flame-colour. / Scarlet.
Light-green. / Purple. / A Bay-colour. / A Murry.
To make a Violet-colour.
Indico, White, and Lake, make a good Violet-colour ; you may make it lighter or darker at pleasure, as you may all other compounded Colours.