From many parts of Europe come reports of the unearthing of original paintings of old masters. The public is skeptical. Wherefore, France and the world of science contributed last week a new practical test for the discovery of fakes. Ultraviolet rays and colored lights thrown upon the paintings under suspicion show, when photographed, the method of brush-work and the exact kind of pigment used by the artist.
The electric rays will "stabilize the art business," say dealers.
France has its Louvre, Britain its National Gallery,...