January 11, 1787~ Uranus moons Titania & Oberon discovered by William Herschel

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing by William Blake

c.1786 / Pencil and watercolor / 18 3/4”x26 1/2” / Tate Britain, London, UK

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The Shakespearean Moons of Uranus~
https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/shakespearean-moons-uranus

Previous January 11 posts:

Winter~ January 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/11~

December 15, 1905~ Pushkin House (Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg) is established

Title: Pushkin on a Horse by Konstantin Yuon

1949 / Watercolor on paper / 19”x14” / Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow

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Portraits of Alexander Pushkin from the State A.S. Pushkin Museum~
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/portraits-of-alexander-pushkin%C2%A0/ARSRXI4U

 

Previous December 15 posts:

December 15~ Animals in Art

Ray Eames: Born December 15, 1912

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/15~

 

November 5, 1864~ Artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh is born

Embroidered panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

c.1902-1904 / Embroidered linen; silk braid, ribbon, silk appliqué, buttons, beads; faces painted in watercolor on white kid stretched over card / 69 3/4”x16 1/4” / © Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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Previous November 5 posts:

November 5~ Artists at their Easels

Born November 5, 1783~ Caroline Tischbein

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/5~

October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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Previous October 9 posts:

Autumn~ October 9

John Lennon: Born October 9, 1940

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/9~

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 18, 1590~ Roanoke Colony Governor returns from England to find everyone has vanished

Indian Conjuror by John White

English artist and governor of the “Lost Colony”

1585-1593 / Watercolor over graphite, touched with white / 9 3/4”x6” / British Museum, London

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Previous August 18 posts:

Self Portraits~August 18

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/18~

July 31, 1860~ Mary Vaux Walcott—American artist, photographer, & naturalist—is born

American Waterlily (Castalia odorata) by Mary Vaux Walcott

1920 / Sheet: 10”x7” / Watercolor on paper / Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Previous July 31 posts:

Summer~ July 31

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/31~