Celebration Quotation – February 13, 2016

Today’s quote – from Much Ado About Nothing – is one of our favorites:"Silence is the perfectest herald of joy; I were but little happy if I could say how much." Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Scene 1

The image is of a portrait (oil on canvas) created in 1864 by artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872).  Sully was born in England, but spent much of his life in Philadelphia, where he became a highly regarded portrait artist – his subjects included famous performers, composers, and political figures including John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson.

You are probably more familiar with Sully’s work than you know, especially if  you use U.S. currency – his portrait of Andrew Jackson was used to create the image that can still be seen today on the twenty dollar bill.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection