Not sure. But the point was made that people usually aren't interested in portraits commissioned by other people. Which is true.Originally Posted by Claire Senft
But the old masters painted a lot of commissioned portraits and today they are in the collections of a lot of interested parties.
That was my point.
As for Leo, I hope he charged a lot. I'd feel pretty sad if he gave his stuff away for the equivalence of $20 today.
Van Goch (sp?) selling only one picture is rather heartbreaking.