April 2, 1851~ Rama IV crowned King of Thailand

First King of Siam in State Costume by John Thomson

1865 / Wet-plate collodion process print / 8 11/16″x6 3/4” / Various, including Wellcome Collection, London

The Real Thai Story of The King and I
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/the-real-thai-story-of-the-king-and-i/

https://www.coinsweekly.com/en/The-King-and-Anna-and-the-monetary-reform-of-Thailand/8?&id=107&type=a
https://blogs.loc.gov/international-collections/2019/01/the-king-of-siam-speaks-rehabilitating-a-kings-image/

Previous April 2 posts:

Spring~ April 2

Clifford Berryman: Born April 2, 1869

Jan Tschichold: Born April 2, 1902

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/2~

February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …
http://www.interlude.hk/front/rossini-barber-sevillepremiered-today-1816/

Previous February 20 posts:

February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/20~

February 19, 1856~ Tintype photographic process patented

On February 19, 1856 Hamilton Lanphere Smith patented the tintype photographic process.

Tintype of a woman / Unidentified photographer

1856-1900 / Collodion and silver on iron with lacquer / 3 1/2”x2 1/2” /
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Previous February 19 posts:

February 19~ African-American visual artists

Adelina Patti: Born February 19, 1843

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/19~

 

Winter~ January 14

The Diligence in the Snow by Gustave Courbet

1860 / Oil on canvas / 54”x78 2/5” / The National Gallery, London
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First known photograph of a snowman, taken by Mary Dillwyn, Llysdinam Album

c.1853/54 / Salted paper print process / Album is 4 1/3”x3 1/2” /
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion County

Autumn~ October 30

Autumn Colors of Samseonam Rocks in Outer Geumgang  by  Byeon Gwansik

1966 / Ink and colors on paper / 49 7/16”x49 7/16” /
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Quattro Stagioni: Autunno  by  Cy Twombly

1993–5 / Acrylic paint, oil paint, crayon and graphite on canvas / 123 1/2”x84 5/8” / Tate Modern, London

Hispanic Artists~September 29

Mallasa  by  María Luisa Pacheco

1980 / Oil on canvas / 50”x39” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

 

Corona de Espina  by
Rubén Ortiz Torres

1991 / Lithograph and Woodcut
/ 20 7/8”x14 3/4”
/ Edition of 40

Hispanic Artists~September 27

Archaeological Find #22: The Aftermath  by  Raphael Montañez Ortiz

1962 / Destroyed sofa (wood, cotton, vegetable fiber, wire, and glue) on wood backing
El Museo del Barrio, New York

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La Ascensión (The Ascension)  by  Graciela Iturbide

1984 / Gelatin silver photograph / 12”x8” / Various, incl. Brooklyn Museum