Your statement is incorrect. Unless all rights are explicitly sold with the painting, all the purchaser has purchased is a painting, not it's reproduction rights. That is the way the copyright law is set up.
On 2013-06-10, at 1:33 PM, "Benedict, Chuck A -FS" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> You sold the painting. You no longer own the painting. Assuming you made no claims to any rights when you sold it, all rights transferred to the new owner. The new owner can reproduce the painting any way she/he sees fit. You can place no restrictions on the use of the painting by the new owner. The new owner can place an image of the painting on any website he/she wishes, at any resolution she/he wants. Finally, it is up to the new owner to specify how, if at all, the image can be used by anyone viewing it on the web. That's just how it is.
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