Art: Havemeyer Collection

For some time past, the bouquets hurled in the direction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan) have been of the variety vulgarly known as Irish. Harsh words have been spoken, epithets employed. Among the multifarious ail ments reported has been the predominance of academic works, the paucity of moderns.

Last fortnight the Metropolitan found itself raised to unexpected glory when it inherited the famed H. O. Havemeyer collection which includes, besides masterpieces of the earlier schools, the very finest specimens of French impressionism. This single gift, valued at many millions, is...

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