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ART DEALER'S SUICIDE.

NEW YORK, March 9

Herron Blakeslee, an art dealer, shot himself in the temple on hearing the news that a painting he had sold for £120 had proved to be a genuine Rembrandt, worth £30,000. He had had trouble with his creditors and was unable to sell pictures he had purchased in Europe for £300,000. He placed the pictures round a room and was gazing at Rubens ''Adoration of the Magi" when he committed suicide.

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ART DEALER'S SUICIDE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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ART DEALER'S SUICIDE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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