Four basic colours—yellow, red, blue and green—are arranged on the sides of a square, the diagonals of which produce the mixtures. His
Date: The system was introduced in 1686 in a Catalogue of Simple and Mixt Colours.
Country of origin: England
Basic colours: Yellow, red, blue and green
Bibliography: R. Waller, «A catalogue of simple and mixt colours», Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, XVI, 1686; F. Gerritsen, «Entwicklung der Farbenlehre», Göttingen 1984; John Gage, «Colour and Culture, Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction», Thames and Hudson, 1993, p.169 (mention and comment).