Sargent Sale

Sargent Sale

A sometime King of Portugal was helped to a quiet corner. Sir Gerald Du Maurier stared from a bench, uttering little cries of admiration. Lord Beatty stood up near the pulpit and facing him, packed along wooden forms like rooks on a wire, were all the famed Art collectors, connoisseurs in England. They had come to Christie's auction rooms to bid for the odds and ends that John Singer Sargent left around his studio when he died (TIME, Apr. 27). The auctioneer turned suavely to...

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