ARSENICUM (n. n.)
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
Your principall yellow be these.
Oker de Luce.
Orpiment called in Latine Arsenicum, or Auripigmentum, (because being broken, it resembleth Gold for shining and colour) is best ground with a stiffe water of Gumme Lake, and with nothing else : because it is the best colour of it selfe, it will lie upon no greene : for all greenes, white lead, red lead, and Ceruse staine it : wherefore you must deepen your colours so, that the Orpiment may be the highest, in which manner it may agree with all colours […].