Volume 14, No. 4

April 1993

Towards a National Fine Arts Policy
— Florence Squassi Swanstrom
Dealer Peter H. Davidson forms National Fine Arts Heritage Fund in effort to develop policy for the fine arts, in wake of fears that New-York Historical Society financial troubles will lead to dumping art for dollars. “U.S. seriously behind in identifying and protecting its national patrimony.‼/div>

Gainsborough and Reynolds Discovered in London
— Anna J. Kisluk
Jim Groves walked into Sotheby's with paintings he said he bought in Bermondsey market; identified by Art Loss Register as stolen from Lincoln's Inn in 1990; controversy over “market overt”.

Rubens Recovered
— Anna J. Kisluk
The Dominican Monk, taken from Alfred Beit’s Irish mansion, Russborough, and Anthonie Palamades' The Music Party recovered.

New Director for Authentication Service
— Constance Lowenthal
Nancy J. Little, former librarian at Knoedler & Company art dealers.

An Alleged Tort of Paschen
— Constance Lowenthal
Contracting company sues former chairman Henry D. Paschen, charging that company funds were used to buy works of art for personal use.

Thieves Break Into NY Gallery
— Anna J. Kisluk
Moghul miniatures, Persian carpets, and Achaemenid gold rhyton taken from Alex Gallery on East 57th Street.

Fine Arts: Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media, Watercolors: Palamedes, Rubens.

Gainsborough, Reynolds.

Missing Art Alert
$10,000 reward for Hans Hoffman work.