“ASHER B. DURAND et cie & Thomas Sully’s Portrait  of Patrick Henry” (40 minutes). A simple question: Is the Durand & Wright vignette of Patrick Henry, on a Newman Collection note, an accurate portrayal? Before I came to a satisfactory conclusion, I had to look into Thomas Sully, Lawrence Sully, James B. Longacre, William Leney, Edward Wellmore, George Morgan, Captain Cook, and a host of other characters — and a 1910 auction. This is as much about the history of art as it is about currency — but isn’t that a major reason why we collect these miniature portraits?

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