February 15, 1751~ Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein is born

Goethe in the Roman Campagna
by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

1787 / Oil on canvas / 64 1/2”x81” / Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

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“Having a bad day? Always remember: someone painted a life-sized portrait of Goethe with two left feet.”

January 31, 1865~ Congress passes 13th Amendment; submitted to states February 1st for ratification

A Visit from the Old Mistress by Winslow Homer

1876 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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January 31 (music)~
Betty Parsons~ January 31, 1900-July 23, 1982
Jackie Robinson: January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/31~

January 30, 1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London

Vote for the Conservatives Who Gave You the Alliance
by Edward Huskinson

1906 Election poster / Printed by Hill, Sifken and Co LTD, London
The British Library of Political and Economic Science, UK

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January 29, 1845~ Poe’s The Raven published in The Evening Mirror (NY)

The Raven from “The Bells and Other Poems”,
illustrations by Edmund Dulac

1912 signed limited edition / 11 small vignettes and 28 tipped-in color plates
Image size? / Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

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January 28, 1885~ Rodin commissioned by city of Calais to create a monument

The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin

1884–89 / Bronze / ​79 3⁄8”x​80 7⁄8”x​77 1⁄8” / Place du Soldat-Inconnu, 62100 Calais, France

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Arthur Rubinstein: Born January 28, 1887

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/28~

January 27, 1825~ President Monroe approves plan to relocate east coast Indian nations to the west

State Names by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

2000 / Oil, collage, and mixed media on canvas / 48”x72” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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January 27 (music)~

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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January 26 (music)~

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

January 25, 1755~ Russian Empress Elizabeth signs decree establishing Moscow University

The Empress Elizabeth of Russia on Horseback, Attended by a Page
Attributed to Georg Christoph Grooth

After 1743–49 / Oil on canvas / 31 3/8”x24 1/2” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/25~