—The New York Times Book Review
…of great interest… handsome… many of the best prints are reproduced here in full-page layouts… the sketches and plates on the half- page or in four-by- five-inch frames have been realized with unusual sharpness and delicacy… the authors’… genially informative manner captures the mood of the show."
—The New York Review of Books
"…will leave you feeling that realism is a deviation from the proper business of art - caricature - not the other way around."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"virtuously researched, gracefully written and beautifully printed"
— Prospect Magazine
"…it will remind us of the power of pictures to make us see things that aren't there by making them impossible to miss…"
"The authors provide ample context and historical background for the works, essential to understand their meaning… an attractive purchase… Highly recommended for collections focusing on art, history, and culture of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries."
—Bette- Lee Fox, Xpress Reviews