August 16, 1916~ Migratory Bird Convention (Treaty) signed

Great Blue Heron by Robert Havell, Jr. after John James Audubon

The Birds of America: From Original Drawings by John James Audubon
“Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S.” “Engraved, printed & coloured by R. Havell, 1834”

1834 / Hand-colored engraving and aquatint on paper / 39 3/4”x26 15/16” / Various collections

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The Migratory Bird Treaty~
https://www.ducks.org/conservation/public-policy/the-migratory-bird-treaty-centennial

Previous August 16 posts:

Self Portraits~August 16

Babe Ruth, February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/16~

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 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/

Previous July 14 posts:

Summer~ July 14

July 14, 1916~ The Dada Manifesto

100th anniversary of the Dada Manifesto~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/14~

November 15~ Artists at their Easels

In the Woods at Giverny: Blanche Hoschedé at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschedé Reading  by  Claude Monet

1887 / Oil on canvas / 36”x38 1/2” / Los Angeles County Museum of Art≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Vincent van Gogh Painting Sunflowers  by  Paul Gauguin

1888 / Oil on canvas / 28 3/4”x35 4/5” / Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Love & War~ May 19

Windsor Castle: The Quire of St George’s Chapel by Charles Wild

1818 / Watercolor and bodycolour over pencil / 9.8”x8.3” / Royal Collection

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Danny Lawson/pool photo via AP)

On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding took place in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Prince Harry was baptised in St George’s Chapel in December, 1984.

Engraved illustration from Harper’s Weekly newspaper of the wedding of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra of Denmark / Harper’s Weekly newspaper dated 11 April 1863 / Artist unknown

St. George’s Chapel was built in the 15th century and is a towering piece of Gothic architecture. It is lauded for its stone fan-vault ceilings, but the intricate stained glasswork along each of its walls, and the tall arched windows, intricate woodwork, and ironwork doorframes add to the historic feel of the grand room. The tombs of ten sovereigns also lie within the chapel, including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank will marry in St George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018. A list of past Royal Weddings in St George’s Chapel can be found here: https://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/about-st-georges/royal-connection/marriage/

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/21~

What American landscape artist, member of a prominent Philadelphia family of engravers, apprenticed to his brother but by 1867 had decided to become a painter?

What Belgian Surrealist painter became a designer for a wallpaper factory and then did sketches for advertisements, before becoming a full-time painter in 1926?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/21/november-21/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/13~

This Swiss-German painter and printmaker was one of the most prolific and skilled creator of woodcut illustrations in the 16th century.

He considered photography his hobby, but this French photographer and painter is known for his photos of automobile races, planes and Parisian models.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/13/june-13/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/26~

Which artist’s best-known work is his “Bible in Pictures”, a collection of 240 engravings of scenes from the Bible?

Which photographer notably chronicled Paris during the years he lived in a Left Bank guesthouse now remembered as “the Beat Hotel”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/03/26/march-26/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/17~

What French Rococo painter, engraver, and tapestry designer is especially remembered for his naturalistic scenes of animals and of hunting?

What comic strip artist is also a cartoon historian who co-authored a book about the art of George Herriman?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/03/17/march-17/