Violet Ray

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.

National Gallery

France has its Louvre, Britain its National Gallery,...

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