Art: Hen Opp

In 1464 the Papal Legate Teodoro Lelli, Bishop of Treviso, accompanied the Lord Bishop of Ostia on a mission to the court of Louis XI of France. There the Legate was sketched by the court artist, Maître Jean Foucquet, who etched his subject's fleshy, self-assured features in silverpoint on a small piece of cream-colored paper. Last week, at Christie, Manson & Woods's famed London salesrooms ("Christie's''), this little picture was auctioned off to Lord Duveen of Millbank, world's No. 1 art agent, for $53,550.

As part of the collection of the late Henry...

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