"Obviously, lots of research went into this, resulting in a plethora of details about iconography, tulip-breeding, 17th-century guilds, etc. Certainly lovers of Flemish painting will be beguiled- -even though the plot doesn't quite sizzle and Laker's writing is as much decorating as anything else."
An accessory-mad costume drama by one of the genre's leading lights that, like other Laker originals (The Silver Touch, To Dance with Kings, etc.), focuses on an antique trade—in this case, Dutch painting in the days of Rembrandt and Vermeer.
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