Arts: Wise Mr. De Forest

The attacks on the authenticity of long esteemed statues continued in the testimonies and denials of various collectors, and in the many explanations of the intricacies of the art of manufacturing ancient masterpieces. Demotte and his former New York representative, Vigoroux, figured generously in the dispute.

The Metropolitan Museum, charged with buying " the most fantastically faked fakes that ever the brain of faker faked," gives proof of good faith in the cordiality with which its president, Mr. Robert De Forest, disclaims infallibility and encourages investigation of specific objects of suspected authenticity.


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