A Text Book of the History of Painting
The object of this series of text-books is to provide concise teachable histories of art for classroom use in schools and colleges.
Illustrations have been introduced as sight-help to the text, and, to avoid repetition, abbreviations have been used wherever practicable.
This volume on painting, the first of the series, omits mention of such work in Arabic, Indian, Chinese, and Persian art as may come properly under the head of Ornament—a[viii] subject proposed for separate treatment hereafter.
In treating of individual painters it has been thought best to give a short critical estimate of the man and his rank among the painters of his time rather than the detailed facts of his life.