Art: $100 Masterpiece

The happiest man in Chicago last week was an art dealer by the name of Jack Shore. Making the rounds of Manhattan's auction galleries three months ago, Dealer Shore had come across an interesting painting of a young woman done on six small pieces of canvas sewed together. He picked it up for $100, and then on a hunch showed it to Maurice H. Goldblatt, director of Notre Dame's university art gallery. Director Goldblatt's verdict: the old painting is a long-lost portrait of Lucrezia Borgia by the 16th century Renaissance master Bartolommeo Veneto....

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