Art: Bargain Back

Proudly last week Samuel Henry Kress watched his name in mighty granite letters emerging on the Fifth Avenue facade of his newest 5-10-25¢ store, which is rapidly nearing completion on the Manhattan site of the famed old Wendel house.

Even prouder was Merchant Kress last week to know that his name was on the tongue of the entire art world. One purchase of $250,000 had lifted his little known collection of Italian paintings to front-rank eminence. For that sum Mr. Kress had just bought from Clarence Hungerford Mackay one of the four paintings...

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