John Singer Sargent was among 3,000 men
and women who attended Varnishing Day at the art gallery in the Grand
Central Terminal. His new canvas, The Chess Players, is the first
picture to be donated to the season's drawing. His last year's canvas,
Artist Sketching, became the property of a Chicago lay member after the
Grand Central Galleries had refused a private offer of $8,000 for it.
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