2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 37

Nicolas Poussin. By Elizabeth H. Denio. (Sampson Low, Marston, and

Co.)—Academic is the word that naturally rises to one's mind when thinking of Poussin, and the admiration felt for his art by such men as J. F. Millet seems strange. If we allow the frigid and laboured appearance of his compositions, and neglect the ugliness of his colour, we are bound to admit his power. In the present volume the reader will find the facts of the painter's life set forth, together with discriminating criticism of his work. The book is illustrated with photogravures.