Manuscript draft of an article on Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, by Samuel Butler

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Autograph manuscript by Samuel Butler, containing the draft of an unpublished article on Gentile and Giovanni Bellini. The draft begins: 'In a letter to the Athenaeum of Feb 20 1886 I dealt at some length with some recent attempts to disparage the genuineness of the Louvre picture till lately in the Salon Carre & also till lately said to represent Gentile Bellini & his younger brother Giovanni...'. The last four sheets attached to the manuscript contain a draft of a letter, in French, inscribed by Samuel Butler: 'I sent this letter with hardly an alteration to M. Kempfen (?) directuer des Musees Nationaux, Oct. 5. 1887.'

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