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1887. Rice writes in the preface that: The highest art must be the handmaid of purity and of religion. True art will itself be pure and true...These brief sketches of some great artists have been written to guide the young and inexperienced in rejecting that which is false in art, and in imitating only what is true. The artists profiled in this volume include: Rembrandt and Dutch Painters; Rubens and Flemish Painters; Durer and German Painters; Velasquez and Spanish Painters; Murillo; Poussin and French Painters; David and Lesueur; Dore and Bida; Michael Angelo; Raphael or Raffaille; Leonardo Da Vinci; Titian; Correggio; William Hogarth; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Turner; Benjamin West; Washington Allston; Thomas Cole; Frederic E. Church; and Patriotic and Moral Painting in America.