Baron François Gérard (French, 1770–1837). Daphnis Running toward Chloe, ca. 1798. Black chalk, brush with brown and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on light tan wove paper; Sheet: 10 13/16 x 8 15/16 in. (27.5 x 22.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2012 (2012.234)
A well respected and well known New York born international art deal was taken to a Parisian courtroom. Guy Wildenstein has been accused of concealing family fortune from property taxation in Paris. It is estimated that the Wildenstein, family, and financial advisors owe around 602 million dollars. The whole investigation was brought to French officials attention by Wildenstein’s own stepmother.