Animation of Rembrandt Peale/Thomas Jefferson nickel

Here is a comparison of the 1800 Rembrandt Peale painting and the 2006 United States nickel. (Here’s a slightly different animation of it with the coin at a lighter opacity: animation 2)

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Tom Saaristo
16 years ago

The nickel isn’t nearly as complimentary as the painting: Jefferson loses his cheekbones, his eyebrow is lower [suggesting aging”> and his chin isn’t as prominent

unlikelymoose
15 years ago

the cheekbone interpretation on the nickel is very disappointing. He looks older and fatter as a result. The lack of the arced eyebrow and smirk in his smile causes the new portrait to lose the maverick sensibility we all know jefferson to have.

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