The 1819 painting by Charles Willson Peale of Yarrow Mamout is seen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 in Philadelphia. The portrait of Yarrow Mamout is one of the earliest formal portraits of a black man. The painting was sold by the Philadelphia History Museum. The portrait went on public view Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 21, 2011 12:38:04 PM PDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - October 21, 2011 --
An early portrait of a freed slave has been sold to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.