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.