That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    And this is a Buffalo head…

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That beggar’s disguise sure pulled in the coin today!

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    She’s reading the illustrated version of Forty Shades of Gray. Why should he care about his little penny ?

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    I have trouble getting the current coins minted in Philadelphia.

  5. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If we find 4 more Wheat Pennies we can have a bowl of oatmeal.

  6. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I’m in Philly and have the same problem with the "D"’s. Location problem, y’think?

  7. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I have 4 or 6 spaghetti sauce jars of "P"quarters. I’m missing at least 9 states to make a single set of “D’s”. Tell me what you need; maybe we can swap.

  8. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    heads or tails?

  9. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 2 years ago

    The book is 16th Century Cosmopolitan Woman and she’s reading an article titled How to Hold on to Your Man.

    Chapter One: “Feign interest in his stupid coin collection.”

  10. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …he probably feels the same way about her steven king collection.

  11. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, over 2 years ago

    Was there really a time in the past when people wore hats like that?

  12. gwarnusz

    gwarnusz said, over 2 years ago

    This couple has enough Gelt to pay another portraitist: http://www.wga.hu/art/r/reymersw/mchanger.jpg

  13. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @gwarnusz

    You think she’s bored now; wait till he describes the fifth hole and how he missed that birdie putt by just a few inches.

    I started to itch when I looked at the guy from your link.

  14. finale

    finale said, over 2 years ago

    500 years later and many women are still doing it!

  15. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image available from here.

    The Moneylender and His Wife is described in its current-location page (the source of the different coloration, framed title image). This has another description along with its own different coloration, click-to-enlarge image, an accompanying detail image, a description of this detail image showing the mirror and book, and this detail image showing the coins, scale, etc. That detail image is also part of this discussion, which uses the artist’s more common last name (has other spellings as well, and another painting that you may find amusing).

    There are many different coloration or detail images online. I was drawn to this particular, click-to-enlarge detail image because, to me anyway, it looks like she has her head turned more than in the painting. Anybody else get that feeling?

    But perhaps the most complete description can be found here. Depending on how much time you have, the painting, and others (including the one @gwarnusz pointed to), is also discussed in this symposium presentation by a U of Penn. professor. The artist’s Catholic Encyclopedia bio, Wikipedia page and collection (more in Subcategories, but for some reason, his son Jan is also included there).

    So far, only work by this artist to appear in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

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