Arts: Cellar

Down in the cellar of the Luxembourg, Paris, loom the shapes of pictures temporarily stored there until the museum needs them again. Last week, another picture was added to that dim company. It was Whistler's Portrait of His Mother.

When James McNeill Whistler died in 1903, people believed that this masterpiece would forthwith be placed in the Louvre. The curators of that museum, however, decided to let it undergo a seasoning in the Luxembourg. There it has remained. This summer, the room in which it hung was needed for an exhibition of Rumanian...

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