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A German artist is offering, for a small fee, to paint "pleasant landscapes" over portraits of the exKaiser. This will bring back memories that are not altogether pleasant to a French artist. A few years before the war, while holiday-making in Italy, he bought for a trifle what his trained eye assured him was a genuine Titian. To evade the law forbidding the export of works of art from Italy lie lightly painted over the treasure a portrait of the present King of Italy, which passed the Customs' officer at the frontier without any trouble. Back in Paris his first task was to clean the Royal portrait from the picture beneath, but, unfortunately, he did the job too thoroughly, the "Titian" came off as well, and beneath it appeared a striking picture of Garibaldi, t in his famous red shirt.

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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