Milwaukee PL to sell famous 'Bookworm' painting by Carl Spitzweg?

From Milwaukee's JSOnline:

"The Milwaukee Public Library board will meet Tuesday to discuss the possible sale or permanent loan of one of its treasures, "The Bookworm," the most famous canvas by German romantic painter Carl Spitzweg.

The board will consider an active offer from an undisclosed party for the work, which is valued at $400,000, said Paula Kiely, director of the Milwaukee Public Library."

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Bookworm

Information about painting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bookworm

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