Art: Two Rembrandts

Rembrandt occupied much space in the art news of the week, and in a way which may be calculated to counteract the damaging effect of Dr. John C. Van Dyke's recent book of criticism and reattribution entitled Rembrandt and His School (TIME, Oct. 15).

Joseph E. Widener of Philadelphia refused a check for $520,334 with which Prince Felix Yusupov of Russia (TIME, Dec. 3) would fain buy back or "recapture" two Rembrandt portraits, heirlooms in his family for 200 years, but conditionally acquired by Mr. Widener in August, 1921. The refusal was an impressive...

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