August 22, 1906~ Victor Talking Machine Co.’s first “Victrolas” manufactured

His Master’s Voice by Francis Barraud

c.1898-1899 / Oil on canvas / 28”x36” / EMI Archive Trust, perhaps?

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“HIS MASTER’S VOICE” by Robb Fritz~

The Birth and Evolution of Victor Victrola Antique Phonographs~

Previous August 22 posts:

Self Portraits~August 22

Claude Debussy: Born August 22, 1862

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Born August 22, 1908

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/22~

August 21, 1911~ “Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by an employee

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

c.1503–19 / Oil on poplar panel / 30”x21” / Musée du Louvre, Paris

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The Theft That Made The ‘Mona Lisa’ A Masterpiece~

Previous August 21 posts:

Self Portraits~August 21

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~

August 19, 1692~ 4 men & 1 woman executed for witchcraft in Salem

Group of Witches (?) by Eugenio Lucas Velázquez

c.1850-1860 / Watercolour and pen and brushwork ink on paper / 4 2/5”x6 1/3”
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

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Previous August 19 posts:

Self Portraits~August 19

Gustave Caillebotte: Born August 19, 1848

August 12 or 19: Birthday of George Bellows

Coco Chanel: Born August 19, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/19~

August 17, 1578~ Italian painter Francesco Albani is born

Madonna with the Child by Francesco Albani

c.1630 / Oil on Slate / 9 1/24”x7 4/5” / Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy

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Previous August 17 posts:

Self Portraits~August 17

August 17~ Black Cat Appreciation Day 2018

August 17~ Black Cat Appreciation Day 2017

The World’s First Cartoon: Fantasmagorie (1908)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/17~

August 13, 1892~ Baltimore Afro-American newspaper founded

The Watch Dog by Romare Bearden

Cartoon published in the Baltimore Afro-American, June 20, 1936
Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center, Baltimore

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Previous August 13 posts:

Self Portraits~August 13

George Luks: Born August 13, 1867

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/13~

August 12, 2019~ Perseid Meteor Shower peaks overnight

Persée (Perseus) by Joseph Blanc

1869 / Oil on canvas / 119”x68 1/2” / Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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NASA Blogs: Perseids Peak August 11-13~

Previous August 12 posts:

Self Portraits~August 12

Cecil B. DeMille: Born August 12, 1881

August 12 or 19: Birthday of George Bellows

Erwin Schrödinger: Born August 12, 1887

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/12~

August 11th, 1866~ First public roller skating rink in US opens

Children Rollerskating by William J. Glackens

c.1912-14 / Oil on canvas / 23 3/4”x17 15/16” / Brooklyn Museum, New York

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See also: Skating Rink, New York City by William J. Glackens~

Previous August 11 posts:

Self Portraits~August 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/11~



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~