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 16, 1834~ H.M.S. Beagle, with Charles Darwin, arrives in the Falklands

Falklands Wolf, “Canis Antarcticus” by George R. Waterhouse,
from Part 2, No. 1 of The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle,
edited and superintended by Charles Darwin

1838 / 5-part book, “The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836”

New Clues To Extinct Falklands Wolf Mystery:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102121449.htm

Previous March 16 posts:

March 16~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Anna Atkins: Born March 16, 1799

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/16~

December 14~ Animals in Art

Common or Spectacled Caiman with South American False Coral Snake
by Maria Sibylla Merian

c.1705-10 / Watercolor & opaque watercolor with gum arabic on vellum / 13 5/8”x19 1/2” / Royal Collection Trust
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Whistlejacket by George Stubbs

c.1762 / Oil on canvas / 115”x97” / The National Gallery, London

March 13~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Maria Hadfield Cosway (1760-1838), British painter, miniaturist, draughtswoman, etcher, and musician
http://www.19thcenturypaintings.com/artists/31-maria-cosway/biography/

A Persian Lady Worshipping the Rising Sun / 1784 / Oil on canvas / 24”x29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marianne North (1830-1890)
Victorian naturalist, botanical artist, and author
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/marianne-north-early-female-explorer

Papyrus or Paper Reed Growing in the Ciane, Sicily / c.1870-1879 / Oil on board / 13.94”x10”

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 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), Italian artist supported her parents, three siblings, and herself entirely through her art
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elisabetta-sirani

Holy Family with Saints Anne and Joachim (Holy Family of the Cherries) / c.1662 / Oil on Canvas / dimensions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Botanical & natural history illustrator; the first to record metamorphosis
https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/about-maria-sibylla-merian.html

Plate 1 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam / 1719 / Hand-colored engraving / 12 3/4”x9 3/4”

International Women’s Day, March 8~

Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863)
https://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/orra-white-hitchcock/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amherst_college_archives/sets/72157626317646935/


Riva Helfond (1910-2002)

http://rogallery.com/Helfond_Riva/helfond-biography.htm
http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=helfond


Irene H. Aronson (1918)

http://www.holzmanantiques.com/product/irene-aronson-oil-painting-2278.cfm
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/search/?slug=aronson-irene&name=A30495