During the last two decades there has been a resurgence of interest, not by any means confined to Italy, in the works of the macchiaioli and postmacchiaioli. In this country, we were shown a fine collection of paintings from the former school at Manchester and Edinburgh in 1982. 1 In Italy, a splendid selection of works of artists who could be considered to fit the latter description was on view in Rome in 1993-94. 2 In addition, there have been numerous opportunities to study individuals connected with both groups, either in one-man shows or in other exhibitions of Tuscan art brought together under various headings. 3