From the New York Times 100 years ago:
1910 ‘Old Masters’ To Be Sold
It falls to the Public Administrator of the County of New York to scatter the collection of old masters on which Hermann Linde so set his heart that he died in destitution rather than dispose of even one of his precious canvases. Among the 121 pictures which are to be sold next month are three attributed to Rubens, for which Mr. Linde refused $130,000, as is shown by a letter found among his effects. The entire collection is said to be worth half a million dollars. Of the three canvases which seem the most important there is good reason to believe that one at least, “The Feast of Herod,” is the work of the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens.
100, 75, 50 Years Ago (International Herald Tribune)