Vincent van Gogh, George Hendrik Breitner and Jozef Israëls are internationally renowned nineteenth-century Dutch painters. But the art of the Netherlands of that era has much more to offer. ‘Mirror of Reality’ is the first comprehensive overview of nineteenth-century Dutch painting in the context of the (international) art world. Dr Jenny Reynaerts, senior curator of paintings at the Rijksmuseum and a specialist in this domain, describes this period from a fresh point of view, often using contemporaneous sources.

She sheds new light on changes in the art market, stylistic developments and the relationship between Dutch and foreign artists. For this publication, over 500 of the best and most relevant paintings have been selected: from famous to scarcely known works, and even a few discoveries.

Museum Singer Laren, Laren, January 15 –May 15 2020