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congrcss-ineti. Bark-ward to rooming-ing Swen-seid Gates Art Works to Increase Fame of Minneapolis Collection to Furnish Rival for T. B. Walker Gallery, in Minneapolis. Most Important Picture Among Number Is Doubtful Rembrandt. Pa i n t i n s Now ( )ecupy an Entire Floor of Hotel Plaza, New York. Value ofTTTe-Group Is Estimated at Over Two Million Dollars. Corot and Millet Among the Famous Artists Represented. 8p'-'-!al to The Sunday Trltun.l New York, May 12. With the removal to Minneapolis of the collection of pictures formed by the late John W. Gates, whose son Charles G. is planning to locate in the northwest city, New-York will lose-T-rnc"of its finest groups. The pictures will furnish a rival in Minneapolis to the famous T. B. Walker collection, which is known throughout the country. Rembrandt in Collection? It is stated here that the most important picture in the Gates' collection is a doubtful Re'm-brandt. That picture, it is said, is "entitled "StTTauf Seated at a Writing Table and Meditating." The painting was secured by Mr. Gates after M. C D. Borden had declared it as again doubtful. ' Another Canvas Is Doubted. The preceding number in this same work by Rerabrar.dt is entitled "St. Paul Seated at a Writing Table." This canvas is in the imperial gallery at Vienna, Doubts have asRailed it too. Dr. Bode, the greatest living authority on Rembrandt, writes in de-scribing the canvas: "The authenticity of this picture is erroneously called in question by Mechlin and Edward En-gerth. Etched by Unger for the imperial gallery of Vienna, the pieture is known to have been n the imperial collection since 1S78 and is mentioned in the inventory of the Castle of Prague." Canvas In Many Hands. The canvas in the Dates collection has passed through several collections, never remaining for any length of time, it would seem, in any of them. It was firnt noticed in the collection of the Duke of Somerset. Agnew and sons, London, owned it in 1800; Sir ' harles Robinson, London, in 1892; Charles Hedelmeyer, dealer, Paris, in 1894; and then M. ('. T). Borden, of New York, who in return got rid of it rather hurriedly. Dr. Bode, it is paid, had never seen the Borden-Gates Rembrandt, when he gave it place in his catalogue. Collection Valued at $2,000,000. The value of the Gates collection is estimated at $2,ono,m)0. It has been called a "complete collection." If now oceupies an entire floor of the Hotel I'laza here. The collection is especially rich in examples of the work of the Barbizon painters. These are practically all represented Corot, Tryon, Jacques, Diaz, Dtipre, Daubigny, Millet, nrd Rousseau. The early English painters are in it too Komney, liae-burn, Reynolds, Hoopner. beside those painters without which no collection is complete such as Ziem and Schreyer.