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Introduction: Hiding in Plain Sight
Part I: Divergent Patterns
1. Two Models in Context: Northern Realist Art in France
2. France at the Intersection: Configuring the French Response to Northern Realism
Part II: Transformations
3. Fractured Spaces: Staging the King’s Portrait
4. In Death as in Life
Part III: Patterns of Change
5. The Great Reveal
Coda: Trompe l’oeil Illusions and the Thoughts They Inspire
Harriet Stone is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.
"This work is notable for its rich, sensitive, and perceptive
analysis of the artistic works, and the thought-provoking parallels
and contrasts developed throughout."
*Modern Language Review*
"Stone makes a persuasive claim by demonstrating how Dutch realistic painting gradually chipped away at the French monarchy’s hold on ideas.[…] This claim is bold enough to require extensive explanation, which Stone provides within a strong conceptual framework."