That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 years ago

    It’s a fake!

  2. Sandy Shore

    Sandy Shore said, about 2 years ago

    Perfect caption. :D

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    Is that Harpo Marx in drag on the left

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 2 years ago

    The Villers family shopping channel.

  5. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found here (with a short description), or at the only work by this artist, so far, to appear in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

    Portrait of the Villers Family is described by its current-location page (Google translated), which speculates it may involve the family of Marc-Etienne de Villiers du Terrage.

    The sons may have been 16 and 10 in 1790, so maybe that’s one in the background. The daughter may have been 8, so she isn’t in this. In addition to pointing to the painting itself, this points to 4 interactive detail images, and a description of what’s in the oval grisaille. The artist’s Wikipedia page and tiny collection.

  6. BuckyKatt999

    BuckyKatt999 said, about 2 years ago

    Isn’t it more like “New Things Roadshow”?

  7. finale

    finale said, about 2 years ago

    “Dear, doesn’t it appear to be a tad large for a brooch?”

  8. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @finale

    No, the size of everything else just makes it look big. Maybe we should buy the whole dollhouse, including the contents shown here.

  9. r0sc0e

    r0sc0e said, about 2 years ago

    And the Award for the fanciest hat goes to Miss Elvira Cummnings of Dorchestor.

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mabrndt

    Thank you – I now know what a grisaille is – interesting.

    Great caption for this painting.

  11. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 2 years ago

    @Perkycat

    Gris (grey) …..now I understand that bit but what does the rest of the word (saille, aille) mean?

  12. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hoping to score a 1/2 ounce of weed….

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 2 years ago

    @INGSOC

    You know, weed never had any effect on me…..so many others giggling and munching and me thinking “what?”

  14. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, about 2 years ago

    @BuckyKatt999

    I figured out years ago that the most cost effective way to get antiques is to inherit them from whoever bought them new.

  15. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    wasn’t a couple of years ago, one of their appraisers was not really appraiser. he undervalued some items by a lot, and overvalued others by a lot.

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