Art: France, Too

The agitation over faked sculpture has stimulated a movement to forbid the departure of any art work from France unless the sale is approved by the Ministry of Fine Arts and a group of connoisseurs. Roman gate ways, ancient mantelpieces, church sculpture from provincial towns have been avidly bought up by Americans, but will probably not be allowed to leave the country. Some French critics, however, say that France has only herself to blame for her low estimate of precious Corots, Daumiers, Cezannes, and for her poor care of her art treasures....

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