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 Saffron colour.
Germanicè Saffran-gerb ; Belg. Saffran-geel, Gall. Jaulne, come Saffran. Italicè croceo, color di Saffrano, […], Latinè Croceus colour, Græcè κροκινον à κροκος that is Saffron, the Etymon of that name is, […] from flourishing in the cold, for in frost and snow the Saffron flower, sheweth the fairest, and thriveth best, the colour in washing is made of Saffron it selfe by steeping it.