'Nochlin’s influence on critical writing and teaching is legendary, and this engrossing analysis of the visual representation of misery in the 19th century is a must-read for anyone hoping to address our troubling times'
'Brilliant and important … Nochlin was a trailblazer to the end'
'This slim, erudite, enlightened volume is a heartfelt coda to [Linda Nochlin’s] oeuvre'
'Nochlin speaks clearly and simply to the ongoing question of whether art can or should be form of activism'
'A fresh perspective to the emotive and controversial subject of depicting the poor … insightful art criticism meets social history'
'What endures in this final book is a fixation with the past as a portal to present misères, whether persistent gender inequalities or economic disparities as extreme as those of the industrial age'
Scotland on Sunday
'It is to Linda Nochlin’s credit that she found the words to match the images that form the heart of this beautifully produced book'
'Lively and fascinating … a valuable publication'
Irish Arts Review