Art: The Madonna & the Goddess

Until last week, the best-kept secret in the art auction world was: Who put up the record $770,000 to buy Rubens' Adoration of the Magi through London Dealer Leonard Koetser (TIME, July 6)? The Daily Express offered $1,500 for any clue, after nine months got the tip-off from one of Koetser's former employees: AT

LAST THE BUYER IS UNMASKED! The buyer: wealthy ("I have a bit of property") Major A. E. Allnat, who headed up a patriotic syndicate to keep the Rubens in England and turn it over to the National Gallery. "Frankly," said the major when tracked down, "I do...

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