National Geographic : 1947 Jun
A. C.Chinn A Tour of the National Gallery of Art Reveals a Study in Faces Worthy of aDutch Master Gladys Hamlin, the lecturer, points to The Eavesdropper, a Netherlands loan work by Nicolaes Maes, pupil ofRembrandt. Unabashed visitors frequently ask, "Why is a Rembrandt considered great?" Many grownups are puzzled by distortions in some modern art, but children seem tograsp the idea instinctively. Owners of old picture frames invariably ask, "Is the frame an original?" Lecturers generally have to tell them, "No."