|Two minutes more this morning and it looks like a third |
is needed. T. Jefferson didn't have a clef lower lip.
|Well enough alone perhaps? --But the Jabbo interested me.|
I like doing studies of historical figures in their youth. Jefferson wasn't all that young when this first portrait was done. He was forty four, but Mather's painting was the first painting we had. Jefferson's political career began when he was 25 and elected to the Virginia House of Burgess. The day he took his seat for the very first time, the house was absolved. Patrick Henry has said some treasonous things days before and the Brits thought this assembly should be allowed no longer. Thus all Americans' Right to Assembly. It is disappointing when you go to work and you find you have no job.
Good looking guy! Romantic fiigure. BUT: a cad. He pursued his best friends wife while his best friend was off on some sort of lengthy expedition. She strongly refused his advances, but Tom persisted. When her husband returned, she told her husband she did not want Thomas Jefferson to be executor of her husband's will; she never told him why. Thomas was about 24. They didn't tell you shite like this in high school. If they had, we might have paid attention.