That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Lucky guy!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    The “mistress” looks very much like both dad and mom in this picture. Look at the faces.

  3. Caldonia

    Caldonia said, about 3 years ago

    Hey, little dog? That’s not a Snausage.

  4. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, about 3 years ago

    What guy?

  5. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    Pfft. She’s enjoying it as much as him.

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Brownie the dog, just prior to living up to his nickname, The Humper.

  7. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, about 3 years ago

    doggie want a bone?

  8. finale

    finale said, about 3 years ago

    Namesake in lower left corner?

  9. le-roy

    le-roy said, about 3 years ago

    … Wife, Mistress, Two Dogs and a Dead Guy.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found here (former image), or at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry. It is actually a detail image (left side chopped off) of the full painting.

    Self-portrait with daughters Henriette Royard and Marie de Rège in front of the easel is shown, with a different coloration image, by a current-location digital catalog partner page (Google translation messes with names; Bing translation changes Marie’s name and loses Zoom feature).

    Another different coloration, click-to-enlarge image (of the full painting) can be found here. Another coloration image of it can be found here (I like that title: The Artist at Work with his Two Daughters better).

    Another, perhaps crisper coloration image, of this detail image, can be found here. The artist’s Wikipedia page (Google translated French Wikipedia page has more) and collection (more under Subcategories.

    Second (first actually by him), of the 2 works, attributed to this artist by Mr. Melcher, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

    P.S. The bold-face in the title is my addition.

    Really Melcher, sometimes I want to scream!! — a man, when maybe 71, didn’t know he only had 3 more years, but still …, paints a portrait with his daughters, probably to commemorate some occasion, and you say Caravaggio was a jerk?? — look in a mirror to see one.

    Perhaps I’ve been doing this too long and it’s starting to show.

  11. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Good catch!

  12. seyleigh

    seyleigh said, about 3 years ago

    “It was the first and the last time they saw each other face to face
    They shared a crimson smile and just walked away
    And left the secret at the grave
    And the preacher said he was a good man
    And his brother said he was a good friend
    But the women in the two black veils, they didn’t bother to cry
    Bye bye, Bye bye
    Yeah they took turns laying a rose down
    Threw a handful of dirt into the deep ground
    He’s not the only one who had a secret to hide
    Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye”

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but hear these lyrics when I saw their two red smiles :) Poor guy doesn’t know what’s coming.

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago


    Dead guy? I see a bust.

  14. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, about 3 years ago


    I see a couple of busts, and a dead head too.

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