27 MAY 1905, Page 22

Classic Myths in Art. By Julia Addison. (T. Werner Laurie.

6s. net.)—Miss Addison gives us here some reproductions of various pictures in which painters from the fifteenth century downwards have expressed their conception of Greek and Roman mythological stories. The Italian schools naturally have the predominance, all but seven of the forty illustrations being taken from them. Of these seven, four are from the antique. Now we must frankly say that we should have preferred te see much more of the antique. There is a very large choice in the vase paintings, and if we want to see the truest renderings of Greek fancy we must go to Greek art for it. So far this is a disappointing book. Much of it is not really interesting, and some of the illustrations, we cannot help saying, it would have been better to omit.