Born March 25~ Maria Tesselschade Visscher

Maria Tesselschade Visscher (March 25, 1594-June 20, 1649) was a Dutch poet and engraver.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Tesselschade_Visscher

Engraved Roemer attributed to Maria Tesselschade Visscher
c.1625-1650 / Glass with diamond engraving / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Article featuring Maria Tesselschade and her sister Anna:
https://www.perilousadventures.net/blog/?p=107

Further reading:
Google translation: a biography of Maria Tesselschade Visscher
Google translation: “New finds give Maria Tesselschade a face”
http://www.essentialvermeer.com/music/muiderkring.html

Born March 3~ Helen Phillips

Helen Elizabeth Phillips (March 3, 1913-January 22, 1994) was an American sculptor, printmaker, and graphic artist active in San Francisco, New York, and Paris.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Phillips_(artist)

Rencontre (The Meeting) by Helen Phillips
1954 / Color Intaglio / Image: 24 3/4×19″ / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Helen Phillips on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/helen-phillips/

Further reading:
http://aeqai.com/main/2018/08/dolan-maxwells-at-the-seattle-art-fair/
https://modernism.com/designers-and-manufactures/helen-elizabeth-phillips-hayter
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/helen-phillips/

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month~ December 12

Indian Squirrel and Tamarind by William Hooker after James Forbes

1769 / Hand-colored aquatint engraving / 11 3/4″x8 7/8″ approx.
Various collections, including the British Library, London, UK

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The Art & Science of Indian Botanicals
https://sarmaya.in/spotlight/the-art-science-of-indian-botanicals/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 5

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Adoring the Madonna and Child
by Diana Scultori, thought to derive from a drawing by Giulio Romano

c.1588? / Engraving / 13 1/4”x10 5/8” / Various collections, incl. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Diana Scultori was born in Mantua, Italy and is one of the earliest known women printmakers.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/artists/diana-scultori

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See also: March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/05/march-5-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 2

Henry Bibb by Patrick H. Reason

1849 / Illustration for “Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself”
Various collections, incl.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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See also: February 2~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/02/february-2-african-american-visual-artists/

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