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Metropolitan Museum Receives Rare Paintings As Gift in Memory of Felix M. Warburg

In memory of the late Felix M. Warburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art received last week three paintings and three drawings as a gift from Mrs. Warburg and their children, it was reported today. These are in addition to the important collection of prints given last year which was especially rich in etchings and drypothts by Rembrandt.

The earliest of the paintings in the new group is a “Madonna and Child” by a follower of Botticelli. Another of the paintings is a “Portrait of a Horologist,” by Cornelius Jonson the Younger, who lived during the second half of the seventeenth century. The third painting, a “Portrait of a Man,” is by Wilhelm Drost, Dutch, done about the middle of the seventeenth century.

The drawings in the new gift are closely related to Rembrandt. One is a small “Adoration of the Shepherds,” attributed to Samuel van Hoogstraeten (1627-78). A second, a picture of Saint Jerome, is by an unidentified artist, but it shows the influence of Rembrandt. The third drawing, a landscape, is thought possibly to be the work of Rembrandt.