"This book is a valuable contribution not only towards our understanding of Netherlandish artists and their innovative contributions, but also the different ways they integrated artistically and socially in Naples from 1575-1655."
- Anna K. Tuck-Scala, BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review, 135-2 (2020)
"Intelligent, erudite, and original in approach, Marije Osnabrugge, author of this provocative, well thought out new publication, remains undaunted by the plethora of studies grazing the edges of her own, which is devoted to an area that has boomed since the
Caravaggio revival beginning with post—World War II attention to Naples."
- Colin Eisler, Renaissance Quarterly, Volume 73, Issue 3, Fall 2020
"This thoughtful book ... will appeal to readers interested in Dutch and Flemish art beyond the Northern and Southern Netherlands, the development of Neapolitan art, Baroque art and cultural exchange across the Alps and within Italy as well as the phenomenon of artistic migration."
- Catherine Puglisi, The Burlington Magazine, April 2020
"The book reflects meticulous research and proposes compelling hypotheses when credible information is missing (not uncommon in the still fledgling field of Neapolitan art). Its specific purview is unprecedented and yet indispensable for a better understanding of artistic mobility in early modern Europe."
- Itay Sapir, caa.reviews, 2020
"Combining extensive archival documentation with perceptive visual analysis, this groundbreaking study looks at five artists from the Netherlands who lived in Naples for extended periods: Aert Mytens, Louis Finson, Abraham Vinck, Hendrick De Somer, and Matthias Stom = The paintings these men made in Naples are less familiar than works by other northerners who lived in Italy (e.g., Rubens, Van Dyck, and Gerrit van Honthorst), but Osnabrugge reveals their work to be both innovative and sought after by collectors and for churches in Naples and elsewhere in Italy." Summing Up: Highly recommended.
- A. Golahny, CHOICE Reviews, November 2019 Vol. 57 No. 3