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Picture the Meaning

David Seymour, Magnum Photos

The connoisseurship of premodern art once epitomized by Bernard Berenson is making a comeback.
December 16, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The art historian and art dealer Bernard Berenson (1865-1959) was the first of an art-world type that's still with us: the big-time, wheeling-and-dealing broker, operating in an international market but always under a faint cloud of suspicion...

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