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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