A President and Annoying Orange

Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of George Washington (all 114 of them!) show an elderly man dealing with dental pain from ill-fitting dentures, and the cost exacted by years of bone-wearying work. Washington was a tired man and would die only a few years after his taciturn single session of posing for Stuart. Here he is next to Annoying Orange.

President and Annoying Orange. Oil on Cherry Tree.

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