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19-SEP-2010 Walter O. Koenig


Taken at the Huntington Library, Gardens & Art Gallery in Pasadena, California.
This 18th Century English Chair has the famous portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds hanging above it.
Loren and Frances Rothschild of Los Angeles donated the painting to the Huntington in 2006.
The portrait shows the nearsighted Johnson reading and is called "Blinking Sam" by some.

The image above was taken for the Weekly Informal Challenge (Week 23): "Chairs"

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Nikon D300 ,Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX
1/125s f/4.0 at 14.0mm iso2000 full exif

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Mieke WA Minkjan24-Sep-2010 07:54
I like the the rope over the chair!!! excellent find
Norbert Fortelny21-Sep-2010 13:44
It's a pity that no one can sit on it any more, such a nice chair.
Maaike Huizer21-Sep-2010 07:49
Beautiful chair, beautiful painting. Lovely light.
maggie_falconi21-Sep-2010 02:42
Wonderful and elegant entry Walter, lovely light!!! V
Mairéad20-Sep-2010 20:37
A very elegant chair and I really like the portrait above it.
Colin Storey20-Sep-2010 17:49
Great entry, love the light and shadows.
Jola Dziubinska20-Sep-2010 16:52
Very elegant and stylish, very nice find and capture, Walter.
LynnH20-Sep-2010 16:02
How beautiful and classy!! Nice chair for our challenge! Beautiful photo too.
BleuEvanescence20-Sep-2010 15:49
I like how they discourage sitting on the chair, with subtleness and class...
J. Scott Coile20-Sep-2010 15:32
A chair with a tail ;-)
Stephanie20-Sep-2010 11:19
Reminds me of my dining room chairs ~ but I'm sure this one is much more valuable!
Beautiful and classy image Walter! :)
laine20-Sep-2010 05:30
A classy chair & wonderful painting.
Carla Resh20-Sep-2010 05:22
Nice picture. Classic
Carl and Racine Erland20-Sep-2010 02:52
Beautiful chair and a lovely setting...great image. - Racine
carol j. phipps20-Sep-2010 02:50
Beautiful, classic chair.
Cindi Smith20-Sep-2010 02:04
What a beauty! Classy and elegant!
Ray Rebortira20-Sep-2010 02:01
Ain't that handsome reading chair!
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