Art: Demoted

The monthly meeting of the New York Microscopical Society pursued its calm way fortnight ago until Dr. Maximilian Toch, michro-chemist, arose to speak. Dr. Toch's specialty is the analysis of paint, the verification of works of art by microphotography. To the assembled scientists he showed numerous lantern slides, explained his theory: a painting may be identified by magnification of the artist's brushstrokes, which are as characteristic as his handwriting. Like a firecracker came a specific statement: None of the Rembrandts in the Metropolitan Museum is...

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