Art: Prints

Good prints by good modern artists sell from $5 up. Prints by any of the famous dead cost much more. Last week the best collection of prints to be auctioned in the U. S. since the Brayton Ives sale (1915) went under the hammer at Manhattan's Parke-Bernet Galleries, brought $156,205 to Financier Clendenin J. Ryan's estate.

What whetted dealers' and collectors' interest in the Ryan sale were its Rembrandts and Dürers, 56 engravings by pioneer Engraver Martin Schongauer, a complete series of Van Dyck's 20 portrait etchings. Sent over by the Belgian Government to...

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