Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Wig



This is the poet and playwright William Congreve, painted by Godfrey Kneller in 1709. Just look at that thing he's got on his head. I mean, really...

Kneller ran a portrait factory. He painted the faces and his assistants filled in everything else.

"So what do you do for a living, son."

"I work for Mr Kneller, the portrait painter."

"That must be interesting."

"It is. I've got the best job in the studio: I paint wigs."
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