The Easel

Exhibition: High Society at the Rijksmuseum

A spectacular show of “magnificent” full length portraits, once de rigeur for the wealthy. “Her lace collar flows over her shoulders like sea foam … the bobbled silk of her rich black dress, which complements Soolmans’s, if anything, more flamboyant outfit, the intricate ribbing of which would have taken hours of painstaking work.” (An alternative, paywall-free, review is here.)