People: Feb. 23, 1962

Long written off as one of the least lively members of the lusty clan founded by his "Commodore" grandfather, the late Philanthropist-Yachtsman Frederick Wil liam Vanderbilt (1856-1938) was coming in for some posthumous reappraisal. In the process of renovating Vanderbilt's 211-acre Hyde Park, N.Y., estate, now maintained by the National Park Service, workmen uncovered a 30-ft.-wide ceiling mural depicting bare-breasted nymphs gamboling around an old man with his head in his hand. Reportedly painted over on curt instructions from Vanderbilt's wife, the mural will henceforth be left unwhitewashed for what the Park...

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