On this Day in the History of Art: Miguel de Cervantes died (1616), J. M. W. Turner born (1775), William Wordsworth died (1850), Frans Koppelaar born (1943)
"It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor – your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money."
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Creation Date: 1896
Media: intaglio print