Tag Archives: Printmaking

1784: First Woman to Fly

On June 4, 1784, at the age of 19, a French opera singer named Élisabeth Thible became the first woman aeronaut in history by ascending in a hot air balloon in Lyon. A painter named M. Fleuranthad had been scheduled … Continue reading

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1541: The Pig on Top of the World

Cornelis Anthonisz: Pig on Top of the World (1541-1545)

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1883: Educate! Agitate! Organize!

1883 appears to mark the first appearance of this slogan in print—in a pamphlet produced by the Democratic Federation. William Morris was the treasurer or the organization and included it on the cover of a book of songs published two … Continue reading

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1650: Horse

Illustration from Il cavallo da maneggio [The Arena Horse] by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto (1650), showing the anatomy of the horse and sites of common ailments and wounds. The full title of the work is Il cavallo da maneggio. : Libro. Dove … Continue reading

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1880: The House

Illustration from The Children’s Object Book (F. Warne & Co., 1880’s) (source)

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1756: Allegory

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Allegorical Frontispiece of Rome and its history from Le Antichita Romane (1756)

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1840: The End of the World

“Der Götter und Riesenkampff bey dem Weltuntergang” [The Gods and the Great Battle at the Apocalypse]; illustration from The World Theater, or The Universal World History From Creation To The Year 1840, etc. by C Strahlheim (1834-41).

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