Art: Artistic Eaglets

The Manhattan art firm of Michael Knoedler & Co., quiet, old and svelte, has a quasi-institutional aura which many dealers envy. At least once a year Knoedler's puts on a "prestige show," a big loan exhibition of masterwork in which no single item is ostensibly for sale. Last week, Knoedler displayed against the black velvet of its inner rooms 58 borrowed pictures by three French artists of the early 19th Century: Gros, Géricault, Delacroix. The gate receipts were to go to a society called "La Sauvegarde de l'Art Français

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