August 27, 1776~ The Battle of Long Island begins

George Washington by Charles Willson Peale

1776 / Oil on canvas / 44”x38 5/16” / Brooklyn Museum, NYC

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The Battle of Long Island~ https://revolutionarywar.us/year-1776/battle-long-island/

Previous August 27 posts:

Self Portraits~August 27

Man Ray: Born August 27, 1890

Lev Sergeyevich Termen playing the Theremin

Paul Reubens: Born August 27, 1952

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/27~

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~

March 18~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist
https://beatrixpottersociety.org.uk/about-beatrix/

Flammulina Velutipes, or Winter Mushrooms / 1892 / Watercolor / dimensions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954)
American illustrator; first female staff member of Harper’s Weekly
https://americanillustration.org/project/elizabeth-shippen-green/

The Journey / Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1903 / Oil on canvas / 40”x28”