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Mr. Folger’s most expensive painting

There’s a persistent rumor that “Mr. Folger never paid more than x¬†for a painting.” The value of x depends on who’s telling the story, but it’s generally around $2,000 and is used as evidence that he wasn’t interested in paintings. The rumor probably began with Mr. Folger himself. When negotiating with dealers, he sometimes allows… Continue Reading »