Last Updated on 1/23/2006 by bidz
Jan 17, 2006
“NEW YORK – A painting of George Washington by artist Charles Willson Peale is expected to sell for a record $10 million to $15 million when it is auctioned on Saturday, Christie’s auction house said.
The painting, signed and dated 1779, is one of eight full-length portraits of Washington painted by Peale, the premier portrait artist of the American Revolutionary period, and is the only one known to be in private hands.”
UPDATE: Jan 21, 2006 – “Charles Willson Peale’s full-length portrait of George Washington on the American Revolutionary War battlefield fetched $21.3 million at auction, setting a world record for the sale of an American portrait, Christie’s auction house said.”