Art: Duveen on Da Vinci

After eight years of preparation, 21 days of trial, 590,000 words of testimony and 14 hours of deliberation by the jury, the Manhattan trial of Sir Joseph Duveen came, last week, to naught. Grey as the dawn in which they appeared, the jurymen reported a deadlock. Justice William Harman Black of the New York Supreme Court thanked and discharged them.

Mrs. Harry J. Hahn of Kansas City had been unable to prove that her heirloom painting was a Leonardo, or that Sir Joseph was guilty of slander when he pronounced it only a graceless...

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