sharp, friendly serif - any ideas?

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Maybe custom?

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CenturyOldStyle-Bold looks close enough...

So the original sample is actually a painting by Ricci Albenda. Here's another example... looks like he's referenced something to create it...

From what I’ve read, it seems this may be a font of his own creation, which is based on a headline font used by the New York Times. The NYT uses a proprietary version of (ITC) Cheltenham called NYT Cheltenham. But you if you look at it… there are some similar characteristics. Namely, the letter “a”. That’s all I got for now...