Boing Boing: Ingenuity (Redux)


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Can you provide some information on this painting? I know I’ve seen it before. Who is the artist? Who does it depict?


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Charles Wilson Peale’s “The Artist in his Museum” (1822)


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Nice stance. As above, so below. Secret Monitor giving the ‘OK’ but can’t see his right hand index finger too know for sure.


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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.


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