Richardson's study is a monumental achievement, clearly the result of a lifetime of careful scrutiny and sensitivity to painted forms.
This book presents an interesting and thorough analysis of the material.
Richardson writes superbly—his style is enticingly fluid and thoroughly lucid. Especially cerebral and thought-provoking is his proposed explanation of who these painters may have been and of the nature of their trade. His introduction is unlike anything dealing with Roman painting that has ever appeared in print—itself, a minor masterwork.
List of Abbreviations
Museum Inventory Number Index
Picture Subject Index