April 29, 1429~ Joan of Arc arrives with troops to relieve the besieged city of Orléans

Jeanne d’Arc te Paard (Joan of Arc on Horse)
by Arnoud Schaepkens, after Theodoor Schaepkens

1831-1904 / Etching on paper / 5 2/5”x4 3/10” / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hundred Years’ War: Siege of Orléans~ https://www.thoughtco.com/hundred-years-war-siege-of-orleans-2360758
Jeanne D’Arc~ http://sas.historiana.eu/sas/collection/jeanne-darc

Previous April 29 posts:

Spring~ April 29

April 29, 1945: U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau

April 29~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/29~

April 4, 1968~ Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Woodrow Wilson

Pictured: 2002 / Etching and aquatint on chine collé / Image: 30 1/2″x27 3/4″ /
Various collections (edition of 50) incl. Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
1985 / Original (smaller) drawing: pastel on cream Japanese paper / Sheet: 21 15/16”x20 13/16” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 4 posts:

Spring~ April 4

William Henry Jackson: Born on April 4, 1843

April 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/4~

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889), Nineteenth century landscape artist specializing in etchings
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mary-nimmo-moran

Under the Oaks-Georgica Pond / 1887 / Etching on parchment paper / 25 5/8”x37 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
Sculptor best remembered for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vinnie-Ream

Statue of Abraham Lincoln / 1871 / Carrara marble / 83”x29 3/4”x29”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

William Blake’s visionary art was to have a profound effect on this key figure in 19th century Romantic landscape painting.

Considered one of the most talented Russian landscape painters of his generation, this artist founded his own painting society in 1909.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/27/january-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/28~

This 18th century Italian painter of views of Venice (and also England during a sojourn there) produced a vast number of scenes of Venice, some representing actual sites while others were imaginary.

This Irish-born British figurative painter, known for his emotionally charged imagery, was in the 1937 group exhibition “Young British Artists” but the response was so dispiriting that he destroyed his paintings.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/28/october-28/