Did Beaverbrook Inflate The Value Of His Art Gifts?

Just how valuable were the paintings Lord Beaverbrook gave to a Canadian gallery back in the 1950s? Testifying at an arbitration hearing in Fredericton on Tuesday, Sir Maxwell Aitken “suggested that the original Lord Beaverbrook might have bent the truth about giving a series of valuable paintings to the gallery to persuade his rich friends to make similar donations to his pet cause.”