Okay let’s talk about this painting. It’s called “Signing of the Constitution” by Howard Chandler Christy.
Let’s start with good old George Washington.
He’s staring dramatically into the distance with this heavenly glow thing going on.
William Blount is just looking longingly at Washington, like he’s desperate to confess his love.
Then Gunning Bedford, Jr. is down here on the floor like a weirdo.
George Read looks like he shit his pants and doesn’t know what to do.
Gouverneur Morris looks pissed. Also, it’s important that you know that Gouverneur was his first name, not his title.
William Jackson is obviously just asking for another drink. He can’t be bothered to pay attention to this historic event.
Roger Sherman is giving William Samuel Johnson some serious side-eye. Throwing some shade ‘bout some shit.
And my personal favorite: Ben Franklin looking directly at the camera like he’s Jim from The Office.
Probably because fucking Alexander Hamilton is all up in his personal space.