Here’s another International Herald Tribune contribution to understanding that little changes in the art market:
WASHINGTON — 1910 Art Dealer Takes the Stand
William Clausen, art dealer, testifying in his own defence, yesterday [March 25] fiercely assailed friends of William T. Evans, connoisseur, who is suing him in the Supreme Court for $5,350, the price of paintings sold to the plaintiff as works of Homer D. Martin and George Inness and now alleged to be spurious. All that the man had been brooding over for the last two years came out in an impassioned yet restrained attack on men he now considers his foes. For all the accusations made against him the dealer had an explanation and he spoke with apparent earnestness and conviction. Mr. Clausen stated under oath that the paintings he had sold to Mr. Evans were genuine, although they had passed under the restorative ministrations of Arthur Dawson.