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Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish, 1622-1690, Vanitas, 1660, Oil on canvas; 51 7/16 x 39 1/8 in. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1939.270.

HARTFORD, CT.- With the return of its Old Master paintings from a three-year national tour, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will present the glories of its collections in Faith and Fortune: Five Centuries of European Masterworks, March 2 through December 9, 2007.

Drawing upon the fine and decorative arts of the Renaissance through the Neo-Classical and Romantic eras, Faith and Fortune will showcase approximately 500 treasures: more than 125 paintings; exquisite objects made of bronze, silver, ivory, ceramics, and glass; and select sculptures.  (courtesy www.Artdaily.com)