Art: Sir Joseph and His Brethren

The collection which the late Curator Wilhelm von Bede of Berlin's Kaiser Friedrich Museum used to call "the richest treasury of Renaissance masterpieces in private ownership," was well on its way to the U. S. last week. Its value: $6,000,000. Its sale price: undisclosed. Purchaser of the collection and agent for its ultimate distribution to U. S. tycoons was the one firm of art dealers capable of handling a transaction of that magnitude: Duveen Brothers of London, Paris & New York.

In Paris in the spring of 1870 Charles Timbal was a well...

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