In the early days Fra Angelico must have been a miniaturist.
He was brought up, as his father had been before him and as his son was after him, as a miniaturist.
It followed that, when they attempted subjects on a really large scale, the faults of the miniaturist clung about them.
Yet he was far from being a miniaturist,—he was, in fact, anything but that.
The miniaturist of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries constantly relieved his groups of figures upon a diapered ground.
The work of the miniaturist and the scribe grew more and more delicate and exquisite in form, colour, and invention.
Beginning as a miniaturist, he finally attained a high place among the Veronese artists of the first order.
There are also borders and other illuminations, which are probably the work of yet a fifth miniaturist.
Here scribe, illuminator, and miniaturist are all at their best, whether one and the same or different persons.
Before speaking of painters I must mention one miniaturist whose works were in demand in other countries, as well as in England.