PURPURA COLOR (expr.)
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 deepe Purple.
From the Dutch Purple, in French Purpurin, in Italian Porporeo, in the Spanish and Portugall Purpureo, in Latine Purpureus, in Greeke πορφύρεος from πόρφυρα a kinde of shelfish that yeeldeth a liquor of this colour, […] Plato taketh ἄλος to be of a deepe red mixed with blacke and some white, and so it is taken also of Aristotle and Lucian, […].