September 8, 1504~ Michelangelo’s David is Unveiled in Florence

Michelangelo’s David~
https://www.italyguides.it/en/tuscany/florence/accademia-gallery/michelangelo-s-david

Michelangelo’s Iconic ‘David’ Statue~
https://mymodernmet.com/michelangelo-david-facts/

The Life of Michelangelo~
http://www.museumsinflorence.com/foto/Accademia/Small/michelangelo.html

<<<  Raphael’s Study of Michelangelo’s David, c.1505-1508
(click image to enlarge) (click link for British Museum site)

 

Previous September 8 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 8

Ruby Bridges: Born September 8, 1954

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/8~

August 28, 1917~ 10 Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House

Votes for Women by Bertha Margaret Boyé*

1911 / Lithographic poster / 23”x15 1/2” / Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute

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Picketing for Suffrage~ https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-28/

* I found very little biographical information on Bertha Margaret Boyé on the web. I did find this pdf file, where a bio appears [p.37 of the pdf , which is p.330 of the book the file was made from]. File does not download automatically; you can read it in your browser.
http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/10cm/10cm99.pdf

Previous August 28 posts:

Self Portraits~August 28

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

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~
https://www.npr.org/2011/07/30/138800110/the-theft-that-made-the-mona-lisa-a-masterpiece

Previous August 21 posts:

Self Portraits~August 21

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~

August 10, 1846~ U.S. Senate establishes the Smithsonian Institution

Model for Seated Statue of James Smithson by Gutzon Borglum

1904 / 27 1/8”x10 1/8”x11 1/2” / Painted plaster / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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In 1826, three years before his death, Smithson penned his own will directing that his fortune be left to his nephew, Henry James Dickinson, son of his brother, Henry Louis Dickinson. Smithson also implicitly requested that the nephew adopt the family name Hungerford, which he did if only for a brief time. https://www.si.edu/ahhp/smithsons_will#

Smithson further stipulated that:

“In the case of the death of my said Nephew without leaving a child or children, or the death of the child or children he may have had under the age of twenty-one years or intestate, I then bequeath the whole of my property… to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase & diffusion of knowledge among men”. https://siarchives.si.edu/history/featured-topics/stories/last-will-and-testament-october-23-1826

July 29, 1836~ Inauguration of l’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, in Paris

The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792),
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, 1833-36, by François Rude

Photograph by Gustave Le Gray / 1852 / Salted paper print / 19”x14 1/2” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Previous July 29 posts:

Summer~ July 29

Marguerite Mahood: Born July 29, 1901

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

July 28, 1866~ “Buffalo Soldier” cavalry regiments officially formed

The Alert by Frederic Remington

1888 / Oil on canvas / 22”x19 1/2” / Private collection

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BUFFALO SOLDIERS~ https://www.blackpast.org/aaw/vignette_aahw/buffalo-soldiers/

Previous July 28 posts:

Summer~ July 28

Beatrix Potter: Born on July 28, 1866

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/28~