Art: Agony in the Garden

Herbert Eustis Winlock, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, had news for the Press last week: the Museum had bought a picture—one inch wider than a sheet of typewriter paper. The little picture, Agony in the Garden, was painted by Raphael. It is a panel from an altarpiece presented to the Museum 16 years ago by John P. Morgan, which can now be reassembled for the first time in 270 years. It was purchased from Clarence Hungerford Mackay, Postal Telegraph chairman, father-in-law of wealthy Composer Irving Berlin.

The Raphael panel was not...

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