#1 By: pesco, September 21st, 2013 13:59
#2 By: Mark_Crummett, September 22nd, 2013 12:41
Can you provide some information on this painting? I know I've seen it before. Who is the artist? Who does it depict?
#3 By: pesco, September 22nd, 2013 14:06
Charles Wilson Peale's "The Artist in his Museum" (1822)
The Artist in His Museum is an 1822 self-portrait by the American painter Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827). It depicts the 81-year-old artist posed in Peale's Museum, then occupying the second floor of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The nearly life-size painting is in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Toward the end of his career, beginning in 1822, he painted seven self-portraits that together formed the final motif of his art and the final flourish...
#4 By: bombblastlightningwaltz, September 22nd, 2013 16:30
Nice stance. As above, so below. Secret Monitor giving the 'OK' but can't see his right hand index finger too know for sure.
#5 By: Preston, September 22nd, 2013 21:15
Why isn't that man wearing pants?
Pretty sure he's wearing riding breeches and an old style tailcoat (like a dressage shadbelly jacket). This was back before the Beau Brummelll turned this sort of garb into daytime formal wear.
I only know this because I was in a wedding wearing a morning coat, and I looked quite dashing.
#6 By: pesco, September 26th, 2013 13:59
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