I do not flatter myself that the appended lists of North Italian painters comprise any. thing like their entire works. Indeed I know of many scores that have not been included because I have not seen them, and can therefore guarantee neither their authenticity nor their presence in the places indicated. On the authority of the last edition of a well-known manual, I spent a morning looking for a picture in a remotely situated church, only to find that the church had been demolished years ago. A morning is a very precious thing, and I do not choose to be responsible for its loss to a fellow-student. On the other hand, scores of pictures that I have seen I omit, because no one knows where they may have wandered to . . .
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