Art, Nov. 16, 1953

PURCHASE & LOAN

WHEN the city of New Orleans began making plans to celebrate this year's sesquicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, the Delgado Museum put in its bid for a part in the show. It agreed to stage an exhibition of French painting, showing the cultural heritage that France bequeathed to its descendants overseas. Last week the results were on display in the museum's galleries: 82 borrowed French paintings, ranging from the 15th to the 20th centuries. American collections supplied 60 of the paintings; the remaining 22 (including those reproduced on the following pages) came from the Louvre and six other French...

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