Comment: Seems resonable for a portrait

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Seems resonable for a portrait

in oil actually. Most qualified portrait artists would take 2-3 months to complete an oil painting. Oils are much different than other types of paint due to the drying time. To be commissioned by a government agency, 30k is pretty resonable.

Now the question of whether or not there should be a purchase of a portrait is another thing, but as far as they paid for it, it's resonable value.