"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, December 3, 2012

Birthday Today - Gilbert Stuart

Perhaps early America's greatest portrait painter, Gilbert Stuart was born today in 1755.   You'll recognize this fellow:

I also like this one, of a woman named Ann Calvert Robinson:

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