July 26, 943~ Motoyoshi Shinnō, Japanese poet and nobleman, dies

Poem by Motoyoshi Shinnô, from the series 100 Poems
Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)
by Katsushika Hokusai

c.1839 / Polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper / 10 1/4”x14 3/8”
Various collections, incl. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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July 24, 1567~ Mary Queen of Scots forced to abdicate in favor of her infant son

James VI and I, 1566-1625. King of Scotland 1567-1625.
King of England and Ireland 1603-1625 (As a boy)  by Arnold Bronckorst

c.1574 / Oil on panel / 18”x12” / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

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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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Isaac Stern: Born July 21, 1920

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July 20, 1969~ Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon

Ladder to the Moon by Georgia O’Keeffe

1958 / Oil on canvas / 40 3/16”x30 1/4” / Emily Fisher Landau Collection,
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

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July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

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July 18, 1610~ Italian painter Caravaggio dies in Tuscany

Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

c.1594-5 / 26”x19 1/2” / Oil on canvas / The National Gallery, London
(a second version of this painting belongs to the Roberto Longhi Foundation’s collection in Florence)

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July 17, 1918~ The Romanovs and several retainers are executed

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fjordorovna
with their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (as a baby)
by Elena Petrovna Samokish-Sudkovskaya

[Note: Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov was not born until 1904]

1902 / Watercolor on pencil heightened with white on cardboard / 7 1/10”x12 1/5” / Private collection

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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 14, 1853~ Opening of the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in NYC

Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations Medal
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (designer) / Charles Cushing Wright (manufacturer)

1853 / Metal: Bronze, Silver, or Copper / 2 1/4” diameter / Private & public collections, incl. Museum of the City of New York

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New York Crystal Palace 1853~ http://crystalpalace.visualizingnyc.org/

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July 14, 1916~ The Dada Manifesto

100th anniversary of the Dada Manifesto~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/14~