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Wig [Dec. 16th, 2016|10:42 am]
Tony Grist

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."

From: cmcmck
2016-12-16 12:43 pm (UTC)
And it wasn't just you lot either!

Edited at 2016-12-16 12:46 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-12-16 03:37 pm (UTC)
Some of those must have been headache-inducing.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2016-12-16 01:53 pm (UTC)
The wig is marvellously painted, though!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-12-16 03:44 pm (UTC)
I quite like Kneller's work. He wasn't a great painter but he had his points.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-12-16 02:35 pm (UTC)
That's certainly a beaut, wig-wise.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-12-16 03:46 pm (UTC)
I chose a well-known figure. If I'd gone for a forgotten aristocrat I could have given you something even more overwhelming.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2016-12-16 06:27 pm (UTC)
This may be really mean and very distant in the topic... but, what was that about "hair metal"?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-12-16 06:51 pm (UTC)
Big hair is a little silly no matter what era it appears in.
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