Level acquired Picasso's <i>Family of Saltimbanques</i>, for the fund in 1908. Image © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Getty archives reveal how in 1914 André Level organised sale of works by artists including Picasso and Matisse (Level acquired Picasso's Family of Saltimbanques, for the fund in 1908. Image © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. ) Published online: 31 July 2014
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