June 11, 1902~ British illustrator and graphic designer Eric Fraser born

“and Certainly I Should then Have Killed Him with the Knife I Held but That
He Was Riding a White Horse to Which He Clapped Spurs,
Leaving His Cape In My Grasp, In Order to Preserve His Life”  by Eric Fraser

1930s / Speculative illustration for the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini / Pen Ink and Watercolor / 10”x8 1/4”

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Previous June 11 posts:

Pride Month~ June 11

Julia Margaret Cameron~ Born June 11, 1815

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/11~

February 8, 1828~ Author Jules Verne is born

Illustration by N.C. Wyeth for Jules Verne’s book “The Mysterious Island”
Originally published 1874; N.C. Wyeth version first published 1918

1918 / Oil on canvas / 38 5/8”x28 3/16” / Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA

Previous February 8 posts:

February 8~ African-American visual artists

February 8~ First Opera in North America

February 8~ Chinese New Year 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/8~

February 2~ Groundhog Day

Illustration by Arthur Rackham of woodchuck* family
for Margery Williams Bianco’s book “Poor Cecco

Originally published 1925 / Illustrations: photomechanical color process /
175 pages / George H. Doran Company, New York

* Groundhogs are also variously referred to as woodchucks, whistle-pigs, or land-beavers

Previous February 2 posts:

February 2~ African-American visual artists

Loren MacIver: Born February 2, 1909

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/2~

 

December 7~ Animals in Art

Miniature of a Crocodile from the “Rochester Bestiary” / South East England

c.1230-14th century / Parchment pages / 11 4/5”x8 1/2” / Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24, The British Library

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Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion / Nuremberg, Germany

c.1400 / Copper alloy / 12 9/16”x4 5/8”x12 1/2” / The Met