This is a catalog for an art exhibition held in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1979. Following a short historical preface on viceregal Mexico by Roberto White, Marcus Burke presents an introduction to “Mexican colonial painting in its European context.” It emphasizes “not what is typically Mexican in the works of art from the viceregal period but rather what it is that unites those works with European and, principally, Spanish arts of the same period.” Two sections reproduce European and Mexican paintings (two in full color), and have short essays on the artists. This is a compact, useful discussion of fine arts in New Spain, nicely produced, and it should be of interest to many readers of this journal.