The Master Mosaic-Workers, and The Devil's Pool

The Master Mosaic-Workers, and The Devil's Pool

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The Master Mosaic-Workers, and The Devil's Pool

The Master Mosaic-Workers, and The Devil's Pool

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While it is true that the gifted author of “Consuelo” has not, in this charming novelette, adhered with absolute accuracy to known facts concerning the Venetian painters and mosaicworkers whom she introduces to her readers, she has followed them with sufficient closeness to justify the classification of the story as an historical romance.

Byzantine workers in mosaics found employment in Venice early in the history of Venetian civilization ; and as the demand for work of this description increased, it was deemed advisable to form a school in which apprentices should be instructed in the art of setting colored stones in patterns on the walls of churches and other edifices to which this . . .

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