July 17, 1918~ The Romanovs and several retainers are executed

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fjordorovna
with their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (as a baby)
by Elena Petrovna Samokish-Sudkovskaya

[Note: Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov was not born until 1904]

1902 / Watercolor on pencil heightened with white on cardboard / 7 1/10”x12 1/5” / Private collection

Previous July 17 posts:

Summer~ July 17

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/17~

July 16, 1956~ Last show under a “Big Top” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus

Top of the Tent by Esther Bruton

1930 / Drypoint / 8”x6” / Various, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Summer~ July 16

“Redes” released on July 16, 1936 (Mexico City)

Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

July 14~ La Fête Nationale Française (Bastille Day)

July 14th-Bastille Day  by  Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy

c.1900 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, under construction, LA, CA

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Jean Geoffroy: the world of the child~
https://eclecticlight.co/2019/01/07/jean-geoffroy-the-world-of-the-child/
Bastille Day: 14 July The National Holiday~
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/bastille-day-14-july-the-national-holiday
The French Revolution in Pictures~ https://frda.stanford.edu/en

July 14, 1853~ Opening of the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in NYC

Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations Medal
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (designer) / Charles Cushing Wright (manufacturer)

1853 / Metal: Bronze, Silver, or Copper / 2 1/4” diameter / Private & public collections, incl. Museum of the City of New York

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New York Crystal Palace 1853~ http://crystalpalace.visualizingnyc.org/

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Summer~ July 14

July 14, 1916~ The Dada Manifesto

100th anniversary of the Dada Manifesto~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/14~

July 12, 1863~ British forces invade Waikato in New Zealand

King Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero by Gottfried Lindauer

c.1885 / Oil on canvas / 29”x25” / Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand

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Summer~ July 12

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Born July 12, 1874

Oscar Hammerstein II: Born July 12, 1895

Van Cliburn: Born July 12, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/12~

July 11, 1916~ German forces launch final attempt to capture Verdun

Verdun by Félix Valloton

1917 / Oil on canvas / 44 4/5”x57 2/5” / Musée de l’Armée, Paris

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Previous July 11 posts:

Summer~ July 11

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton shot in duel by Aaron Burr

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

E. B. White: Born July 11, 1899

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/11~

July 9, 1887~ Mexican painter Saturnino Herrán is born

Young Woman with Pumpkin by Saturnino Herrán

1917 / Colored pencils on paper / 22 2/5”x15 1/3”
Andrés Blaisten Collection, University Cultural Center Tlatelolco, Mexico

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Saturnino Herran on artnet.com~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/saturnino-herran/

Previous July 9 posts:

Summer~ July 9

David Hockney: Born July 9, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~