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Regarding the review of Maurice B. McNamee, S.J., Vested Angels: Eucharistic Allusions in Early Netherlandish Paintings (RQ 54.4.2 [2001] 1628-29).

Maurice B. McNamee's Fifth Chapter, Vested Angels: Eucharistic Allusions in Early Netherlandish Paintings (his publication reviewed by me in Renaissance Quarterly, LIV, No. 4.2, Winter 2001, page 1628), refers to Dr. Barbara Lane's work as a source for this section of his work. My earlier remarks in my review concerning her article were in no way whatever meant to reflect adversely on the originality of her achievements, nor to suggest in any way that she had engaged in either plagiarism Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work.  or copyright infringement Noun 1. copyright infringement - a violation of the rights secured by a copyright
infringement of copyright

plagiarisation, plagiarization, piracy, plagiarism - the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own

Art historians have been working in the same fundamental area -- that of Eucharistic import and reference -- for many, many years. This basic subject has been long tilled in the literature of early Netherlandish art Early Netherlandish art

Architecture, painting, sculpture, and other visual arts produced in Flanders in the late 14th and 15th century under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy.
 history. Building on the labors of our elders, I have been lecturing and writing on the subject for over forty years, Doctors McNamee and Lane have also been devoting many decades to the same subject. Under the circumstances, it is inevitable that there will be similarities in our respective lectures and writings. My point in my review of Chapter V was only that it did not, in my opinion, break new ground in this area. I regret that anyone interpreted my remarks to mean more than this, since it was certainly not the intended import of the opinion I expressed in my review. -- Colin Eisler, Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts, New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the  

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In his review of Maurice B. McNamee's Vested Angels (Renaissance Quarterly, LIV, No. 4.2, Winter 2001), Colin Eisler states on page 1628 that Father McNamee's Chapter V

"is mostly taken from an essay he cites by Barbara Lane which, in turn, bares [sic] a remarkable resemblance to a lecture of the reviewer's which she audited but never cited."

Professor Eisler is under the mistaken impression that I audited one of his courses, although I never attended any of his classes either before or after the publication of the article to which he refers ("'Depositio et Elevatio': The Symbolism of the Seilern Triptych," Art Bulletin, LVII, 1975, pages 21-30). This article, which derives from a presentation that I gave at the Annual Meeting of the College Art Association in 1974, was completed several years before I met Professor Eisler. In fact, I was not in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 during the years of its preparation; I completed all of my doctoral course work at the University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.

Address: Philadelphia, PA, USA.
, and remained in Philadelphia after receiving my degree in 1970 until I moved to New York in 1976.

By claiming that he did not mean to suggest that I engaged in plagiarism, Professor Eisler refuses to acknowledge his mistake or to recognize the gravity of his statement that I "audited but never cited" his lecture. In fact, this statement implies that I plagiarized pla·gia·rize  
v. pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing, pla·gia·riz·es
1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.

 his ideas. This is simply not true. Confirmation of the facts and/or more careful editing could have prevented such a flagrant misrepresentation misrepresentation

In law, any false or misleading expression of fact, usually with the intent to deceive or defraud. It most commonly occurs in insurance and real-estate contracts. False advertising may also constitute misrepresentation.
. -- Barbara G. Lane, City University of New York The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: [kjuni]), is the public university system of New York City. , Queens College and the Graduate Center
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Date:Jun 22, 2002
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