Art: Approach to Biltmore

"Visitors to Asheville in past years," wrote a North Carolina correspondent last week, "have been permitted to view Biltmore House from a distance. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John Francis Amherst Cecil . . . tourists will this year be privileged to pass through the huge rooms of the beautiful chateau."

Tourists should be grateful for this approach to Biltmore. In 1890, with Chicago's World Fair (Columbian Exposition ) still three years off, and popular interest in art largely limited to pyrography, china painting and the confection of Turkish cosy corners,...

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