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A History of Art for Beginners and Students

A HISTORY OF ART FOR BEGINNERS AND STUDENTS

Painting--Sculpture--Architecture

With Complete Indexes and Numerous Illustrations

by

CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT

Author of "Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art," "Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Architects and Their Works," "Artists of the Nineteenth Century," Etc.

[Illustration]

New York Frederick A. Stokes Company MDCCCXCI

Copyright, 1887, by Frederick A. Stokes, Successor to White, Stokes, & Allen.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE ANCIENT PAINTING, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE CHRISTIAN ERA, 1 EGYPT, 3 ASSYRIA, 9 BABYLON, 11 ANCIENT GREECE AND ITALY, 13 MOSAICS, 34 PAINTINGS ON STONE, 36 VASE-PAINTING, 36

CHAPTER II.

MEDIAEVAL PAINTING, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE RENAISSANCE, 41 THE EARLY PERIOD, 42 THE CENTRAL, OR ROMANESQUE PERIOD, 50 THE FINAL, OR GOTHIC PERIOD, 54

CHAPTER III.

PAINTING IN ITALY, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT CENTURY, 72

CHAPTER IV.

PAINTING IN FLANDERS, HOLLAND, AND GERMANY, 155

CHAPTER V.

PAINTING IN SPAIN, 207

CHAPTER VI.

PAINTING IN FRANCE, 234

CHAPTER VII.

PAINTING IN ENGLAND, 249

INDEX, 305

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE Harp-player (from an Egyptian painting), 3 King Ramesses II. and his Sons Storming a Fortress (from Abousimbel), 5 Fragment of an Assyrian Tile-painting, 10 Sacrifice of Iphigenia (from a Pompeian wall-painting), 16 Etruscan Wall-painting, 22 Human Sacrifice Offered by Achilles to the Shade of Patroklos (from an Etruscan wall-painting), 24 The Aldobrandini Marriage (from a wall-painting in


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