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1 This period for the invention of painting by the Egyptians is evidently incorrect; but still there is sufficient reason for concluding that there now exist specimens of Egyptian art, which were in existence previous to the time of the earliest Grecian painters of whom we have any certain account.—B.
2 All the ancients who have treated of the history of the art agree, that the first attempt at what may be considered the formation of a picture, consisted in tracing the shadow of a human head or some other object on the wall, the interior being filled up with one uniform shade of colour.—B.
4 He is mentioned also by Athenagoras, Strabo, and Athenæus.
5 Called "graphis," by the Greeks, and somewhat similar, probably, to our pen and ink drawings.
6 In Chapter 43 of this Book.—B.
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