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~

June 17, 1631~ Mumtaz Mahal Dies During Childbirth

Miniature portrait from Agra, India, of Mumtaz Mahal
for whom the mausoleum known as Taj Mahal was built

19th Century / Watercolor and gilding on ivory / 1 15/16”x1 1/2”
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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Previous June 17 posts:

Pride Month~ June 17

Charles Eames: Born June 17, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

March 3, 1575~ Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Prince Riding an Elephant by Khem Karan

16th–17th century / Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper / Painting: 7 3/4”x10 3/4” / The Met

The Battle of Tukaroi, fought on March 3, was a decisive factor in the Mughals taking over Bengal.

Mughal painting under Akbar

The Art of the Mughals before 1600

Previous March 3 posts:

March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Joseph Binder: Born March 3, 1898

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/3~

March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Rosalba Carriera (1673/5-1757)
Italian portrait painter and miniaturist best known for her work in pastels
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/rosalba-carriera

Gustavus Hamilton, Second Viscount Boyne, in Masquerade Costume / 1730–31 / Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas / 22 1/4”x16 7/8”

 

 

 

 

Susanna Drury (c.1698-c.1770)
Landscape painter, illustrator; best known for 2 gouache drawings of the Giant’s Causeway
https://vulcan.lindahall.org/16.shtml

A View of the Giant’s Causeway: East Prospect / 1740 / Gouache on vellum / dimensions?

March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Marietta Robusti (c.1555/1560-1590)
Venetian painter of the Renaissance period; daughter of Tintoretto
https://tinyurl.com/ycecl5ym

Portrait of Ottavio Strada / 1567-1568 / Oil on canvas / 50”x40”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esther Inglis (1571-1624)
Scottish embroiderer, calligrapher, & miniaturist
https://collation.folger.edu/2012/02/spotlight-on-a-calligrapher/

Portrait in Cinquante Octonaires / 1607 / Royal Collection Trust