The past two decades have seen an extraordinary surge of studies on nineteenth-century art, from Argentina to Mexico. It speaks to the division that today separates art-historical production North and South that the same has not happened in English-speaking countries. It would be a subject onto itself to evaluate the divergent paths of our historiography, yet for a long time Stacie Widdifield's study of nineteenth-century Mexican academic painting spoke virtually alone for a period caught between the intense debates marking colonial art history and the wave of interest in twentieth-century art. There are indications that the tide may be turning. Mey-Yen Moriuchi's survey of Mexican costumbrismo is a significant sign of...

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