May 09, 2016
By Andy Johnson
The earliest known eyewitness view of Niagara Falls, painted in 1762, has been acquired by England’s National Army Museum after a public appeal to save it from export.
The British government placed a temporary export ban on the painting last year after it was sold for nearly $200-thousand at a Christie s auction.
The Army Museum managed to acquire it with grants, including $75-thousand dollars each from two public charities and public donations.