August 10, 1793~ Musée du Louvre opens in Paris

October, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
by the Limbourg Brothers

c.1412-1416 / Illuminated manuscript on vellum parchment / 8 4/5”x5 1/3”
Musée Condé, Chantilly, France /The first Louvre castle is in the background

First royal “Castle of the Louvre” commissioned by Philip II of France
1190 / Fortress against Viking attacks / Torn down early 16th century

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Previous August 10 posts:

Self Portraits~August 10

August 10: the anniversary for two famous museums

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/10~

Winter~ January 4

Snowball fight (detail), December, Hours of Adelaide of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy

c.1460-1465 / Illuminated manuscript on parchment / 8 3/5”x5 9/10” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

 

Snowball fight (detail), December, Prayer Book (fragment) / Flemish

c.1520-1530 / Ink and paint on parchment / 3 9/16”x2 9/16” / Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Winter~ January 3

January (detail), from Cycle of the Months /
Attributed to Czech painter Maestro Venceslao (Master Wenceslas)

1390-1400s / Frescoes in Torre Aquila (Aquila Tower), castle of Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy

February, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry by the Limbourg Brothers

c.1412-1416 / Illuminated manuscript on vellum parchment / 8 4/5”x5 1/3” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France