"Given that Rembrandt studies are already voluminous, it is hard to offer new understandings of any interest without delving into speculation, and sometimes deeply researched areas are too entrenched to welcome new ideas. On the contrary, in this volume, we have intriguing arguments ... [that] present compelling contemporary support for these interpretations."
- Catherine B. Scallen, Renaissance Quarterly Volume LXXIII, No. 1
"No serious scholar of Dutch studies can fail to consult this excellent selection of essays edited by Stephanie S. Dickey."
- Shelley Perlove, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Historians of Netherlandish Art Reviews, January 2019.
"Skilfully chosen and edited by Stephanie Dickey, these papers were presented at the highly successful conferences on Rembrandt and his pupils held at Herstmonceaux Castle in recent years. This is cutting-edge Rembrandt scholarship full of valuable insights and new discoveries."
- Christopher Brown, Professor of Netherlandish Art, University of Oxford
"[This book] contains a wealth of fresh and lucidly argued insights, not only into Rembrandt's art, thinking and practice: notably, a significant place is reserved for such artists as Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Gerrit Dou, Johannes van Vliet and, unexpectedly, Frans Hals. In these thoughtful reflections on the artist and his milieu, the reader will find many generally accepted notions critically revised."
- Eric Jan Sluijter, emeritus professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam