October 22, 1721~ Peter the Great officially proclaimed Emperor of All Russia

Portrait of Emperor Peter I  by Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli

1723-1729 / Bronze / 40”x35 2/5”x15 3/4” / The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Previous October 22 posts:

Autumn~ October 22

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

October 19, 1943~ French sculptor Camille Claudel dies

The Wave or The Bathers by Camille Claudel

c.1897-1903 / Onyx, marble, and bronze / 24 2/5”x22”x19 5/8” / Musée Rodin, Paris, France

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Previous October 19 posts:

Autumn~ October 19

Peter Max: Born October 19, 1937

Harris Glenn Milstead: Born October 19, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/19~

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 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~