Art: The Bache Collection

Jules Semon Bache, broker and bon vivant, laid away his millions so thriftily that when he died last fortnight (TIME, April 3), U.S. art lovers found themselves beneficiaries of a superb art collection. Last week the 63 Bache (rhymes with aitch) paintings were still hanging in the Bache Manhattan mansion, which the collector had donated (1937) to house them, where they were on view upon application. When the war ends, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum will house the approximately $12 million worth of Bache paintings where everybody can see them.

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