Art: Old Favorites

When the $80 million Habsburg collection was on exhibition in Washington last winter, the most popular of its 131 paintings turned out to be Dutch Master Jan Vermeer's The Artist in His Studio and Venetian Jacopo Tintoretto's Susanna and the Elders. Last week Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum found that New Yorkers' tastes were just about the same—with one difference: Rembrandt van Rijn's dark and pensive Portrait of the Artist, painted when he was 46, had moved into second place, pushed Tintoretto's plump, golden-haired Susanna into third.


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