Art: Greedy Grandson

Last week in Fontainebleau, where the Kings of France once hunted in the royal forest, and where swarms of U. S. art students now spend their summers trying to learn to paint landscapes, three black-hatted French judges sat down last week to try a notorious old case. On trial were Jean Charles Millet, pudgy grandson of the late great Jean null (The Angelus) Millet, and deaf Paul Cazot, charged with forging and selling at great prices an unknown number of presumptive Millet canvases.

French justice moves slowly. The original charge against Cazot &...