Duveen: The Story of the Most Spectacular Art Dealer of All Time

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Author: S. N. Behrman
Publisher: Daunt Books (2014)
ISBN-10: 1907970576
ISBN-13: 9781907970573
Condition: Very Good. The cover has scratches on the rear and some wear to edges. Two small pen marks on the fore-edge. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.7 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg


A startling number of masterpieces now in American museums are there because of the shrewdness of one man, Joseph Duveen, art dealer to John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon, Henry Clay Frick, and William Randolph Hearst.

In a series of articles originally published in The New Yorker, playwright S.N. Behrman evokes the larger-than-life Duveen and reveals the wheeling and dealing, subterfuge, and spirited drama behind the sale of nearly - but not quite - priceless Rembrandts, Vermeers, Turners, and Bellinis.



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