University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: S.A. Goudsmit

Not For the Art Trade

By: S.A. Goudsmit

“What you dig up out of the ground is no good for the art trade.” This was the doctrine of the famous Dutch-English family Duveen-Hangjas, which had been in the art business for genera¬≠tions. I learned that lesson in the early 1920’s in Amsterdam, then a world center for dealers in art and antiques, when […]