That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t have worn the frilly shirt.
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    Happy Declaration of Independence Day!

  2. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    He’s movin’ on up..

  3. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …Lauer bringing down ratings, yet again.

  4. MissScarlet

    MissScarlet GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I think it’s Steve Carrel going for 45 year old virgin.

  5. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I always thought this was such an odd painting of Jefferson.
    He seems to be missing a shoulder and his head is shaped funny. I hope he didn’t pay too much for it!

  6. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 1 year ago

    Why, hello dear…, you’re home early! Seems your sister has dropped a contact while inspecting my chair…

  7. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 1 year ago

    Jefferson admiring the new Secretary of State.

  8. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 1 year ago

    People are always telling him he looks like Alan Cumming.

  9. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 1 year ago

    @Arianne

    If that’s the case, shouldn’t he look more stimulated?

  10. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 1 year ago

    guess what’s in my hand…think large!

  11. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 1 year ago

    @Number Six

    Yes, ahem, looking like a very talented and celebrated artist should be exciting. But now, it’s just old hat.

    (Number Six, please, I like getting to comment here. ;)

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Click-to-enlarge image can be found at Mr. Melcher’s blog entry (yesterday). A slightly-different-coloration, click-to-humongous image can be found here.

    Gulian Verplanck (link shows his Wikipedia page) is shown, with a framed image, by its current-location page (click image there for interactive enlargement).

    It is described in this June, 1949, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin article (clicking the link will download the article, has more about the artist as well).

    A shorter description can be found at the end of this (has more information about the Verplanck family tree, and a pointer showing the painting’s physical location).

    Another different coloration, small image can be found here. The artist’s Wikipedia page and collection (more under Subcategories at each level).

    Thirteenth of the 14 works, by this artist, that have, so far, appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog, to also appear here.

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Y’know, I’m just now realizing that nobody’s ever told me what those powdered wigs were powdered with… and now some of the expressions I’ve seen in these paintings are starting to make sense.

  14. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Mostly they used starch, sometimes perfumed to hide BO, or coloured. Women often used gold-tinted, pink or blue powder, to complement their outfits.

    Cracks me up that people would cut their own hair short and then slap a long wig on, usually of horsehair or wool. I suppose they were warm in the winter.

  15. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    giggler, giggle, giggle……

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