Soames Forsyte, Connoisseur
Leonee Ormond, in The Burlington Magazine (Nov. 1977), Elm
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Although long regarded as a gold mine for the social historian, John Galsworthy's fictional series, The Forsyte Saga, has never been recog- nized as a harbinger of changing English taste in art. Businessman Soames Forsyte, the Saga's central character, is a collector of paintings; the time the novels have spanned the years 1886-1926, Soame...