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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Previous January 29 posts:
Winter~ January 29
January 29 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/29~

January 21, 1774 – Abdul Hamid I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Abdul Hamid I by John Young

From the book “A Series of Portraits of the Emperors of Turkey”
based on the series of paintings by Konstantin Kapıdağlı

1815 / Hand-colored mezzotints on gravure printing
Sheet 21 7/8”x16”; Image 5 1/16”x10 3/8” / Various collections incl. Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Previous January 21 posts:

Winter~ January 21

January 21 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/21~

July 30, 1729~ Maryland General Assembly establishes the Town of Baltimore

View of Baltimore by William Henry Bartlett

c.1840 / 4 4/5”x7” / Steel plate engraving by S. Fisher for
“American Scenery, Vol. II” (of 2) by Nathaniel Parker Willis

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Previous July 30 posts:

Summer~ July 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/30~

July 4, 1862~ Lewis Carroll first tells the story of Alice in Wonderland

Her Eyes Met Those of a Large Blue Caterpillar by Bessie Pease Gutmann

1907 / 10 color plates, several b&w line drawings / 8”x6”, 164 pages / Dodge Publishing Company, New York

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Illustrators of Alice in chronological order by publication~
https://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/illustrators.html
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland~
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/07/best-illustrations-alice-in-wonderland/

Also on this date
July 4, 1884: Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris / Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/08/02/auguste-bartholdi-born-on-august-2-1834/

Previous July 4 posts:

Summer~ July 4: Declaration of Independence

Rube Goldberg: Born July 4, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/4~

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