Wednesday, July 24, 2019

July 24th in stamps Martin Van Buren, Borovikovsky, Alexandre Dumas

Here are some events that happened on July 24th. It could be an event or a person that died or was born on that day

1757 Born: Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825)

Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Луки́ч Боровико́вский, Ukrainian: Володи́мир Лýкич Боровикóвський, Volodýmyr Lúkyč Borovykóvs’kyj) July 24 O.S. (August 4, N.S.) 1757 – April 6 O.S. (April 18, N.S.) 1825) was a Russian painter of Ukrainian origin who dominated portraiture in Russia at the turn of the 19th century.

He became a popular portrait painter and created about 500 portraits during his lifetime, 400 of which survived to the 21st century. He had his own studio, and often relied on assistants to paint the less important parts of a portrait. His sitters included members of the imperial family, courtiers, generals, many aristocrats, and figures from the Russian artistic and literary worlds. Most of his portraits are intimate in style.

The most notable are:

Portrait of Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1794)
Portrait of E. N. Arsenyeva (1796)
Portrait of M. I. Lopukhina (1797)
Portrait of F. A. Borovsky (1799)
Portrait of Paul I, Emperor of Russia (1800)
Portrait of Prince A. B. Kurakin (1801–1802)
Portrait of Princess A. G. Gagarina and Princess V. G. Gagarina (1802).
Portrait of Serbian Prince Karadjordje' 1816

Some stamps depicting Borovikovsky  and or his paintings

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825) FDC

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825)

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825) sheet

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825) stamp

1802 Born: Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright (d. 1870)

Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas père (French for 'father'), was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by scholar Claude Schopp and published in 2005. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier

Some stamps from France, Monaco, Romania and Liechtenstein depicting Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas France

Alexandre Dumas Monaco

Alexandre Dumas France FDC

Alexandre Dumas Liechtenstein

Alexandre Dumas France

Alexandre Dumas Romania

Alexandre Dumas Monaco

1862 Died: Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)

Martin Van Buren (born Maarten Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He was the first president born after the independence of the United States from the British Empire. A founder of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the ninth governor of New York, the tenth United States secretary of state, and the eighth vice president of the United States. He won the 1836 presidential election with the endorsement of popular outgoing President Andrew Jackson and the organizational strength of the Democratic Party. He lost his 1840 reelection bid to Whig Party nominee William Henry Harrison, due in part to the poor economic conditions of the Panic of 1837. Later in his life, Van Buren emerged as an elder statesman and important anti-slavery leader, who led the Free Soil Party ticket in the 1848 presidential election.

Some US stamps depicting Martin Van Buren

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