Art: To Philadelphia

Last week the French Government notified Mayor Kendrick of Philadelphia that certain pictures which he had asked for were being shipped from the Louvre for exhibition at the Sesquicentennial. Very few of the people who will see these pictures displayed on the walls of the exposition buildings are likely to find them unfamiliar; they are pictures that have adorned, in reproduction, millions of book-plates, art calendars, folios, and frontispieces. There is Whistler's restrained and noble picture of his mother, the old lady folded in silence like the fall of her quiet...

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