Art: Duveen to the Rescue

Andrew Mellon last week dangled a huge sugar plum before the U. S. people as represented by the Board of Tax Appeals which for three months has been hearing the U. S. Government's claim that Mellon owes $3,089,000 on his 1931 income tax. In 1931, Mellon set up "an educational and charitable trust" to which year by year he hands over a number of his valuable old masters.

Mellon's case is that he proposes to give this, unquestionably one of the world's greatest private collections of old masters, to the U. S. The...

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