Art: 270000

Rembrandt painted it late in his life when he was fast growing blind. It was a portrait of his son, "Titus in an Armchair," smiling faintly out of a dull background. Last week a few U. S. art merchants and connoisseurs fought for it at auction at the American Art Galleries, Manhattan. Somebody began the bidding at $50,000. Competitors nodded their heads. Each nod sent the price up another $10,000. Near the end, nods were only worth $1,000 apiece. Sir Joseph Duveen, semi-Semitic, ornate dealer and art authority, as might well be guessed, nodded...

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