The chief objects of interest here are the works of art (?) We were shown a piece of embroidery about two feet square which, we were solemnly told, was the last work of Mary, Queen of Scots, done on papyrus!! At one end of the room was a poor copy of some unknown Italian picture of late date. This was an “original Rembrandt.” At the other end of the room, appropriately draped in black, was a curious hodge podge of a painting in violent colors.
“That,” said our guide, “is an original picture by Raphael, the only one in America.” Up jumped little Prich, bursting with information. “I think you are mistaken,” she ventured, “I know of at least two Madonnas.”
With an eloquent wave of hand he silenced her. “Of course,” he said “there are thirty six Raphael Madonnas in existence but we can hardly count Madonnas as Raphaels.” Here is some useful information on art!