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~

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~

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 23, 1886~ Steve Brodie allegedly survives jump from Brooklyn Bridge

On the Bowery  by  Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati, OH & NY

c.1896 / Color lithograph / 29 1/2”x19 11/16”
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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Link~ “Robert Neilson Stephens’s play “On the Bowery” with Steve Brodie”
Link~ “That daredevil Steve Brodie! Did the former newsboy really jump off the Brooklyn Bridge?”

Previous July 23 posts:

Summer~ July 23

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/23~

July 21, 1969~ Apollo 11 Lunar Module takes off from the moon

Boy and Moon  by  Edward Hopper

1906–07 / Pen, brush + ink, and transparent + opaque watercolor on paper
Image: 16”x13” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

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Previous July 21 posts:

Summer~ July 21

Isaac Stern: Born July 21, 1920

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/21~

July 14~ La Fête Nationale Française (Bastille Day)

July 14th-Bastille Day  by  Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy

c.1900 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, under construction, LA, CA

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Jean Geoffroy: the world of the child~
https://eclecticlight.co/2019/01/07/jean-geoffroy-the-world-of-the-child/
Bastille Day: 14 July The National Holiday~
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/bastille-day-14-july-the-national-holiday
The French Revolution in Pictures~ https://frda.stanford.edu/en

July 9, 1887~ Mexican painter Saturnino Herrán is born

Young Woman with Pumpkin by Saturnino Herrán

1917 / Colored pencils on paper / 22 2/5”x15 1/3”
Andrés Blaisten Collection, University Cultural Center Tlatelolco, Mexico

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Saturnino Herran on artnet.com~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/saturnino-herran/

Previous July 9 posts:

Summer~ July 9

David Hockney: Born July 9, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~

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~