Art: Monsieur Georges

When the noted international art dealer Georges Wildenstein was 14 years old, his father. Nathan, gave him two small works of art that were to become more precious to him than all the masterpieces that he later bought and sold. The gifts were illuminated miniatures that had originally been pages in a late 15th century manuscript, and they were the start of what is today the world's biggest and best private collection. Last week 70 items from that collection were on public display at the Cloisters, the way-uptown adjunct of Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some are less than 3 in....

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