"Ruth Butler has produced an astonishing book about a virtually unknown story within this overly rehearsed moment in art history. This is a monumental achievement."
Paul Tucker author of Monet in the 20th Century
"This is a book full of promise, packed with new research, new ideas and striking images, and with a brilliant future."
Megan Marshall author of The Peabody Sisters
Ruth Butler is professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of the award-winning book Rodin:The Shape of Genius. She lives in Cambridge, MA.