MET to Deaccession George Washington Portrait

December 21 2023

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Picture: The Art Newspaper

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Art Newspaper has published news that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will be deaccessioning a Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. The portrait is one of twenty known versions that exist and will be offered at Christie's New York next month with an estimate of $1.5m - $2.5m. It was bequeathed to the museum by the New York businessman Richard De Wolfe Brixey after his death in 1943. The report explains that the painting is being sold to raise money for the museum’s acquisition fund.

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