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Museum of Fine Arts acquires JFK portrait

Associated Press Updated: July 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts says it has acquired a posthumous portrait of John F. Kennedy by American artist Jamie Wyeth.

The museum says the Kennedy family requested the portrait following the president's 1963 assassination. Vicki Kennedy, widow of U.S. Sen Edward Kennedy, will view the portrait Monday.

The painting is part of an exhibit on Jamie Wyeth and will be on display from July 16 to Dec. 28 before traveling throughout the U.S. It is accompanied by two sketches of Edward Kennedy used by Wyeth as studies for the portrait.

The painting has been displayed at the JFK Library in Boston and Washington, D.C., home of Vice President Joseph Biden. It has also been reproduced on an Irish postage stamp.

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