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He Was French

In response to:

Only in America from the December 20, 1979 issue

To the Editors:

A slip of memory, prompted by his Teutonic surname, made me assign German citizenship to the nineteenth-century art historian Eugene Muntz in my piece on Berenson [NYR, December 20]. He was in fact French. Moreover, your printer shifted a dash in a sentence about a genuine German art historian, which should have read “whose chief—and Berenson’s lifelong enemy—was Wilhelm Bode….”

Robert Hughes

New York City

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