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
Our English word Greene is fetcht from the high Dutch Grun, in the Belgick Groen, in French it is called Coleur verde, in Italian and Spanish Verde, from the Latine Viridis […] in Greeke χλωρὸν, that is, grasse or the greene herbe, which is of this colour […] : the greene we commonly use are these :
Of the blew and yellow, proceedeth the greene.