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Book review | Much more to know than Van Gogh: finally a book in English that surveys 19th-century Dutch art | Mirror of Reality: 19th-Century Painting in the Netherlands

Thérèse Schwartze, Portrait of a Young Woman with ‘Puck’ the Dog (around 1884-85)
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

At last, there is a book in English that provides a new and thorough overview of 19th-century Dutch art. Written by Jenny Reynaerts, the senior curator of 18th- and 19th-century paintings at the Rijksmuseum, it is filled with a wealth of information and analysis. Due to the author’s engaging writing style, it is also eminently ­readable. The lavishly illustrated publication is organised chronologically while discussing the art in its political and social context. A very detailed table of contents, which may look daunting

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