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A History of Art for Beginners and Students

[Illustration: FIG. 58.--THE VENUS OF MILO. (_See page 87._)]

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.

NEW YORK

FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY MDCCCXCI

COPYRIGHT, 1887,

BY FREDERICK A. STOKES,

SUCCESSOR TO WHITE, STOKES, & ALLEN.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE

ANCIENT SCULPTURE:

EGYPT, 1

ASSYRIA, 10

CHAPTER II.

GREEK SCULPTURE, 18

CHAPTER III.

ANCIENT ITALIAN SCULPTURE, 82

CHAPTER IV.

MEDIAEVAL SCULPTURE, FROM THE FIFTH TO THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, 105

CHAPTER V.

ITALIAN SCULPTURE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, 136

CHAPTER VI.

SCULPTURE IN GERMANY, FRANCE, ENGLAND, AND SPAIN, FROM 1450 TO 1550, 160

CHAPTER VII.

ITALIAN SCULPTURE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY--CELLINI, MICHAEL ANGELO, AND OTHERS, 181

CHAPTER VIII.

EUROPEAN SCULPTURE FROM MICHAEL ANGELO TO CANOVA, 213

CHAPTER IX.

CANOVA, THORWALDSEN, AND OTHER RECENT SCULPTORS, 235

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE

Venus of Milo, _Frontispiece_

Statue of Cephren in the Museum at Cairo, 3


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