"Conflict between art and money. Harry and Andree Hahn were given a painting as a wedding gift and believed it was a DaVinci. Enter Sir Joseph Duveen, who with his reputation, could with a word dismiss the painting as a fake... and did."
"Joseph Duveen shows up again in this book but this time as the collector first in line to receive any paintings that Berenson has to offer. Berenson unscrupulously deprives Walters of this honor which eventually leads to severing their relationship. Walters goes on to establish the Walters Museum in Baltimore the finest Italian Renaissance collection in the U.S."
"The unscrupulous side of art dealers and collectors in pursuit of their perfect specimens to complete a collection. The politics, the lies, the egos of curators, art collectors, and archeologists make you realize it isn't just about historical understanding; it's about acquisition, pride and money."