Founding Father portrait rakes in the big bucks

Charles Willson Peale’s full-length portrait of George Washington sold at auction today for $21.3 million. The story doesn’t reveal who the buyer was, but I suspect at that price it was not a museum. That’s a shame; I’m sure the portrait would hang nicely in the early America gallery here at the MFA, where I go periodically to visit the Copleys. (I could sit all day in front of Copley’s portraits of Paul Revere and Mercy Otis Warren.)

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