7 MARCH 1896, Page 23

The Paintings of Venice. By Karl Karoly. (Boll and Sons.)—

This "Historical and Critical Account of All the Pictures in Venice" is a very bandy and portable volume. Mr. Karoly gives us, by way of introduction, a chart of the Venetian School of Painters, the descent being from master to pupil. Then we have a list of the pictures in the Academy, arranged alphabetically under the names of the artists. The Academy is followed by the. Doge's Palace, the Scuola di San Rocco, and the Churches of Venice. By way of appendix we have lives of the chief artists,. and a chronological summary of Venetian history. It is a curious thing that Canaletto, who has made Venice known to so many English eyes, is very poorly represented in the city of hi birth.