October 12, 2016
George Elmer Browne (1871-1946), October Night, c.1930, oil on canvas on board, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Lee A. Carson, 1973.
Today in 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I of Bavaria) married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Citizen of Munich were invited to participate in the festivities on the fairground outside the city. This festival became an annual occurrence, turning into what is celebrated today as Oktoberfest.