There's going to be an even bigger meeting of great minds tomorrow night at Keegan's Irish Pub. The first thing that struck me in the picture was the painting. It looks like the horse could be pooping right on GW's head. Actually, the real reason it struck me was the fact that the horse is rearing up with both front legs in the air.
It wasn't until just a few years ago that I ever heard about the importance of the horse's position in statues and paintings. If the horse has both front legs in the air, it means the rider died in combat. If one leg is raised, the rider died from wounds related to combat, but not on the field. If the horse has all 4 legs planted on the ground, the rider died in some manner other than battle. (at least I think that's the way it goes)
Anybody know who the soldier is in this picture?