The polemics, occasioned by the award in 1923 of the John Armstrong Chaloner Paris Art Prize to Miss Erna Lange (Elizabeth, N.J.), reËchoed last week when her belated confession of plagiarism was made public. A year ago Miss Lange's painting, Lament, was alleged to tie strikingly like one called The Lament, by James Williams, English artist, although at the time Miss Lange stoutly maintained that she had never even seen the alleged original. She seems meanwhile to have recalled that she did see it, and upon her...

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