Art: Fraud and Fake

Le Matin (Paris) published an article charging that three statues in the Louvre were largely of modern manufacture. It printed pictures made in 1843 and 1876 showing the statues, known as the Parthenay Kings, without heads, without legs; with these objects they are now well equipped. M. Berard, Minister of Fine Arts, ordered an investigation and the police are carrying it on.

But that is only the beginning of the matter. A chorus of other cries of "falsehood! "were raised: Restorers of statues for French museums had removed statues and returned imitations. Six...

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