That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Looks like he broke part of the chair, too…

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Yes, but see the loose part on the top of the one side?

  3. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image available from here (last View All Sizes choice).

    National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, (where it currently resides) webpage for the painting, including a couple eTours that include it. Many different colorations are available on the internet, including several sketches (more if you click Show more results at the bottom of what’s displayed from that link), for this portrait of Diego Martelli (click the image a second time to get an enlargement of this coloration), but I don’t see this one. Here are some of the artist’s other works.

    Second of the 6 works by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  4. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 4 years ago

    Degas? homeliest & hirsute dancer ever! On a break. . ..

  5. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, over 4 years ago

    Well, maybe if you turned up the heat he would take his hands out of his armpits and then you could make him clean up.

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Is that an outie belly button, or are you just happy to see me?

  7. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, over 4 years ago

    Sometimes when I get nervous I put my hands in my armpits, then bring them out and smell them – Superstar!

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 4 years ago

    This cracks me up…it is an almost exact copy of the illustration in my Intro to Psych text in college used to describe “anal retentives.” That one was a small child, but the posture and facial expression are dead on.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Can you imagine what it would feel like to pose for that for a few hours at a time? Ouch!

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Hmm… Ambroise Vollard looks all broken up over posing for Picasso. Thanks for the addition.

  11. finale

    finale said, over 4 years ago

    “The slippers never move by themselves while Jules watches them.”

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Re: the chair. I’ve never seen one, but do you think it might be something like this design?

  13. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 4 years ago

    Okay … here’s the thing … that isn’t a chair. Its one of those racks galleries and artists use to display small unframed works of art on paper … watercolors, pastels, etchings, woodcuts, etc.

  14. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, over 4 years ago

    Looks like my computer desk – can’t find many things but can find things I don’t need.

  15. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    That is a variation on the ‘college sniff test’ to see if a shirt is good for one more wearing.

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