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Well, Paul Reinhardt was a widower and I was very attracted to him because he had a great feeling for pictures, and he was a very agreeable and pleasant man. The only trouble with him was that I thought he drank too much, which indead he did. He didn't get drunk but he was a heavy drinker. My mother had a brother who ruined his family because he was an alcoholic, and I thought I wasn't just going to start with anybody who was an alcoholic, so I said to him that I'd marry him if he didn't drink, or I couldn't marry him because he did drink. And he said, “I'll give it up.” Well, I didn't believe that, but after a year he did, that is, he gave it up for a year, and after that I was convinced that he probably could do it, and I did marry him.

Q:

He was considerably older than you, was he not?

Lasker:

Yes, he was about 12 or 13 years older.

Q:

Was this a gallery that he had begun?

Lasker:

His father began it, and he had inherited it. They sold marvelous pictures to Mr. Edward Libby, who founded the Toledo Museum. He had sold him a marvelous portrait by Holbeing of Catherine Howard, a superb picture, and a number of other superb things, including a Velazquez. He'd also sold beautiful pictures to John North Willis and his wife, and he'd sold a beautiful Madonna to Mrs. Gardiner, by Bellini. He'd never





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