E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Rabelais wittily says that a person without clothing is dressed in grey and cold of a comical cut, being nothing before, nothing behind, and sleeves of the same. King Shrovetide, monarch of Sneak Island, was so arrayed. (Rabelais: Gargantua, iv. 29.)
The nude statues of Paris are said to be draped in cerulean blue.