Published: March 6, 2012
Constantino Brumidi’s study for “The Apotheosis of Washington,” his fresco for the rotunda of the US Capitol building, sold for $539,500 at Skinner’s March 4 Americana sale. Estimated at $250/350,000, the oil on canvas sold on the phone. It had sold at auction in 1919 for $300.
A full report of the sale will appear in a future edition.
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