All dressed up and waiting on a cab for seats in the front box at the holiday pantomime . . . .Sir James Jebusa Shannon, artist. Living from 1862 to 1923, he was born in America but made his fortune painting portraits in London.

"Purple Stocking." 1894.
“Purple Stocking.” 1894. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. Image flickr.com via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shannon,_Purple_Stocking,_1894.jpg.
"Jungle Tales." 1895.
“Jungle Tales.” 1895. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. Image via https://www.weeklystandard.com/stephen-miller/shared-words
"Magnolia." 1899.
“Magnolia.” 1899. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. Image jssgallery.org via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shannon_-_Magnolia.jpg
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