George Bellows's Men of the Docks
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National Gallery buys first major American painting

The National Gallery has acquired its first major American painting, George Bellows' Men of the Docks.

The 1912 work was bought for $25.5m (£15.6m) from Randolph College in Lynchburg.

The BBC's Will Gompertz spoke to the Today programme's Evan Davis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 7 February.