Art: Raphael

In a house in Baltimore, a mature-looking woman with pale, patrician flesh above her square-cut bodice, with brows like ribbons over quiet, uninterested dark eyes, looks out from a wooden panel at the doings of Jacob Epstein. Mr. Epstein, once a peddler,* now a dry-goods millionaire, will admit to a few friends that the lady cost him $250,000—about $1,250 per square inch since the portrait is only 17 in. x 11⅜ in. Her name is Emilia Pia de Montefeltro, and to set his mind at rest as to whether or not she was...

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