Art: Nudes for Hermann

Allied and Papal officials in Rome rubbed their hands and prepared to break out the rescued Italian art from 45 crates turned over by the Nazis to the Vatican (TIME, July 17). Last week they rubbed their eyes. Missing from the crates were 13 of the Naples' Museum's masterpieces, a scattering of lesser art works. Among the missing: a Raphael Madonna, Fra Filippo Lippi's Annunciation, Titian's Lavinia and Danae (value: between $500,000 and $800,000), Peter Breughel's The Blind Leading the Blind—the only Breughel in Italy. Total estimated value of the missing art (by...

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