December 12, 1408~ Order of the Dragon founded by Sigismund of Luxembourg

Portrait of Sigismund of Luxembourg, formerly attributed to Pisanello

1433 / Parchment on wood / 23”x16 1/2” / Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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Previous December 12 posts:

December 12~ Animals in Art

Frank Sinatra: Born December 12, 1915

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/12~

December 11, 1936~ Edward VIII announces he has abdicated the throne

Woman of the Year 1936 by Dorothy Wilding

TIME named Wallis Warfield Simpson as their first-ever Woman of the Year

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Left: Cover of TIME magazine by Dorothy Wilding / January 4, 1937
Hand colored photograph / Volume XXIX, Number 1
Right: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Dorothy Wilding / 1935 / Bromide print
9 7/8”x7 1/8” / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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December 11~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/11~

December 10, 1884~ Russian painter Zinaida Serebriakova is born

Self-portrait in a Scarf by Zinaida Serebriakova

1911 / Tempera on paper / 14 1/2”x11 5/8” / Museum of Private Collections,
Dept of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

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December 10~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/10~

December 6, 1856~ German-Swiss artist Louise Catherine Breslau is born

Self Portrait Holding a Dog by Marie Louise Catherine Breslau

1891 / Oil on mahogany panel / 18”x15 1/3” / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France

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Previous December 6 posts:

December 6~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/6~

December 4, 1942~ FDR orders the “prompt liquidation” of the WPA

Reforestation, center panel American Soil triptych by Helen West Heller

1935 / Woodcut on paper / Image: 11”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. National Gallery of Art, DC

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Previous December 4 posts:

December 4~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/4~

December 3, 1948~ 1st woman (outside Medical Corps) sworn in as an officer in the Regular Army

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer

1944 / Offset color lithographic poster / 28”x20”
Various collections including Online Archive of California (OAC)

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December 3~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/3~