Art: Autumn Harvest

Three U.S. museums were exhibiting important new acquisitions:

¶The Los Angeles County Museum showed off El Greco's magnificent, somberly calm St. Andrew.* Alongside the masterpiece, the museum displayed a fascinating find: a sheet of rare El Greco drawings in red chalk—preliminary sketches for St. Andrew and for another work (the head of a spectator in The Despoiling of Christ). For decades, the El Greco sketches had been misfiled in a British collector's album of drawings by Francisco Goya. They were picked up by Dr. William R. Valentiner, the museum's treasure hunter, for a...

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