Saturday Funny! The Irish Painter

An Irish painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist.

Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to the town of Miltown Malbay, in County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses.

One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude. This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object and she was willing to pay up to 10,000 pounds.

Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife. They talked much about the Rightness and Wrongness of it. It was hard to make the decision but finally his wife agreed, but on one condition.

The painter returned to the waiting limo.

“T’would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus,” he said. “The wife says it’s okay. I’ll paint you in the nude all right; but I have to at least leave me socks on, so I have a place to wipe me brushes.”

T’is why we love the Irish.

H/t Ken R.


6 responses to “Saturday Funny! The Irish Painter

  1. What a delightful giggle.

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  2. GOD BLESS THE IRISH! Great joke!

    Herein a Limerick:

    There once was a young lass
    Who had a beautiful ass.
    ‘Twas not pink like you’d think,
    But was gray, had long ears and ate grass.

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    • Yo, Steven!
      I learned this as:

      There once was a young maid of Madras,
      who had a magnificient ass,
      not rounded and pink,
      as you probably think,
      it was grey, had long ears, and ate grass.

      It’s part of a longer song cycle, quite funny, along with this gem:

      There once was a young maid of Wantage,
      of whom the Town Clerk took advantage.
      Said the County Surveyor, ‘Of course you must pay her,
      you’ve altered the line of her frontage!’


  3. Lovely tale. Too bad it does not correspond to the Irish as we know them today…


  4. As a trained “artiste” and art teacher…(of course, like so many in the USA, with a big dose of Irish DNA, personally), I can say heartily “HA HA!!!” And, thanks!

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