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Landscapes by American painter Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Various collections. Mostly with trees, one with just water.

"Morning." Undated.
“Morning.” Undated. Image courtesy Peabody Institute. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.urbanartantiques.com/2009/dwight-william-tryon-and-his-early-spring/
"After Sunset looking East." 1915. Painting.
“After Sunset looking East.” 1915. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:After_sunset_looking_east_dwight_william_tryon.jpeg
"Apple Blossoms." ca. 1895.
“Apple Blossoms.” ca. 1895. Painting. Signed D W Tryon 1805″ on the bottom right. Uploaded by and collection of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Apple_Blossoms_-_Dwight_William_Tryon_-_overall.jpg
"Before Sunrise, June 1905." 1905.
“Before Sunrise, June.” 1905. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/sunrise-june-63762
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Family portraits by American painter Eastman Johnson. Living from 1824 to 1906 he studied art in Düsseldorf, The Hague and Paris. One of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph.  1869.
Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph. 1869. Collection of the de Young Museum, San Francisco. Cc0 license 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portraits_(The_Brown_Family)_by_Eastman_Johnson,_1869,_oil_on_canvas,_based_on_a_Mathew_Brady_photograph_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00950.JPG
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864.
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11258
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871.
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11263

Snow art. As in landscapes with snow. Russian. Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé, painter. Living from 1874 to 1939, many members of the Russian Imperial family owned his landscapes.

Winter morning in Engadine.” Undated. Russian. Signed “F. Choultsé” on the bottom right. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD_%D0%A4%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87_%D0%A8%D1%83%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%86%D0%B5_-%D0%97%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B5%D1%83%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE_%D0%B2_%D0%AD%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0.jpg
“Night in March.” Undated. Russian. Signed on the lower right. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Fedorovich-Choultse-Collection-Unframed-Reproduction/dp/B07GY327TC
Snowy landscape. Undated. Russian. Image © Ocean’s Bridge Group Ltd. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/c/ce-ci/choultse-ivan/snowy-landscape

Art Déco women frozen for life and never getting to stand up. Figurines for your coffee table done by Ferdinand Preiss of Germany who lived from 1882 to 1943.

“Dreams.” Figure in ivory of a kneeling beauty in a thoughtful, contemplative mood, the surface having excellent hand-carved details. Raised on a green onyx and black marble pyramid base. 1925. Art Déco. German. Ivory, onyx and marble. Maker’s marks: Signed “F Preiss on the back. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/collections/art-deco/products/ferdinand-preiss-dreams-1?mc_cid=1388bf4aac&mc_eid=b7f6cf8664
“Girl on Wall.” Gilt and patinated bronze figure of a girl sitting on an alabaster base. ca. 1925. Art Déco. German. Gilt and patinated bronze and alabaster. Maker’s marks: Foundry mark for Preiss and Kassler. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16799/lot/183/
Figurine of a woman modeled in ivory with a fawn modeled in patinated bronze sitting on an onyx and black glass base. Undated. Art Déco. German. Ivory, patinated bronze, onyx and black glass. Maker’s marks: Engraved “F. Preiss.” Image © 2020 Auction house Lempertz. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1056-2/1237-a-berlin-cryselephantine-figure-of-a-woman-with-a-fawn.html

What to look for when you manage to time travel back to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. Hand-colored lantern slides. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture.

Chinese pagoda. National Archives ID #24720271. Local ID #16-SFX-23. 1915. American. Colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. Collections of the United States Nation Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720271
Adventurous Bowman on top of the Column of Progress. National Archives ID #24720275. Local ID #16-SFX-25. 1915. Colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. Collections of the United States Nation Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720275
Photograph of the sculpture “Muse Finding Head of Orpheus,” sculpted by Edward Berge. National Archives ID #24720287. Local ID #16-SFX-31. 1915. Colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. Collections of the United States Nation Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720287
Fountain Duck Baby sculpture. Edith Barrets Parsons, sculptor. National Archives ID #24720293. Local ID #16-SFX-34. 1915. Colored lantern slide. Joseph Abel, photographer for the Department of Agriculture. Collections of the United States Nation Archives. Fair use license. via https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24720293

Down by the water somewhere in the Caucasus mountains. Paul von Franken, artist (1818-1884). German but he painted many Caucasus scenes. So popular was his work in Russia that he often signed his paintings in Cyrillic.

“A Hunting Party in the Caucasus.” 1872. Oil on canvas. Signed in Cyrillic and dated 1872 on the lower left. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures-2/a-hunting-party-in-the-caucasus
Caucasian landscape. 1873. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image source: Dorotheum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_von_Franken_-_Caucasian_landscape.jpg
Figures on the Shore of the Black Sea.” 1852. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image source MacDougall’s Fine Art Auctions. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_von_Franken_-_Figures_on_the_Shore_of_the_Black_Sea.jpg

Art glass with a bit of blue here and there. French. Eugène Rousseau, artist and dealer. Living from 1827 to 1890, Rousseau had a shop in Paris starting in around 1855. Starting out with porcelain, he later shifted to glass, collaborating with several manufacturers including Appert Frères.

Vase in colored, smoked, etched and enameled glass. ca. 1875-1878. Maker’s marks: Signed “E Rousseau Paris” on the underside. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/important-design-3/vase

Vase decorated with fish and waterweed. Mold-blown and enameled with applied relief. 1878. French. Japonisme. Eugène Rousseau, designer. Appert  Frères, manufacturer. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1757/vase-rousseau-francois-eugene/
Blown crystal vase decorated with polychrome enamels and gold of falling polychrome tears and a rush around the neck made of colored glass, modeled and applied hot. ca. 1885. French. Designed by Rousseau. Probably manufactured by Appert  Frères. Maker’s marks: signed “F. ROUSSEAU”, engraved under the base. Image © Ader Auctions, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.ader-paris.fr/en/lot/89706/8912908?

Floral arrangements that last forever from Imperial Russia. A couple of them by Fabergé. Love the rock crystal water. All of these being part of the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and part of a Sotheby’s auction scheduled for December 2, 2020.

Jeweled two-color gold-mounted nephrite and rock crystal study of a dandelion. Formed as a single yellow dandelion seed-head with pink gold seeds terminating in rose-cut diamond and natural thread pappi on a finely textured gold stem with two nephrite leaves in a tapering faceted cylindrical rock crystal vase in a fitted leather and silk A La Vieille Russie case. ca. 1900. Russian, made in Saint Petersburg. Fabergé, maker. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-faberge-jewelled-two-colour-gold-mounted
Gold-mounted moonstone, nephrite and rock crystal study of mistletoe. Formed as a sprig of mistletoe with a finely textured gold stem emanating five nephrite leaves with two clusters of moonstone berries in an elegantly flared rock crystal vase in a fitted wood, velvet and silk A La Vieille Russie case. ca. 1900. Russian, made in Saint Petersburg. Fabergé. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-rare-faberge-gold-mounted-moonstone-nephrite-and
Jeweled gold-mounted rhodonite, nephrite, agate and rock crystal study of a wild strawberry, formed as a cluster of rhodonite berries on a finely textured gold stem, terminating in a blossom with rock crystal petals and a gem-set stigma, mounted with five nephrite leaves in a tapering banded agate vase inset with natural mineral crystals emulating soil. 20th c Russian. In the style of the house of Carl Fabergé. Maker’s marks: marks for Fabergé and “H.W.” on stem. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-jewelled-gold-mounted-rhodonite-nephrite-agate
Jeweled silver-mounted rock crystal, nephrite and guilloché enamel study of a wild rose. ca. 1912. Russian. In the style of the house of Carl Fabergé. Maker’s marks: Marked on stem with spurious marks for Feodor Afanassiev. The base with London import marks from 1912 to 1913, 925 and imported mark of Erich Kellerman. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/faberge-vertu-property-from-the-brooklyn-museum-sold-to-support-museum-collections/a-jewelled-silver-mounted-rock-crystal-nephrite

Paintings of Salerno which is near Naples in Italy. Various dates but mostly from the time when every aspiring artist lived in Rome at least for a little while, generally with lots of what we would call studio shares so they could afford it.

“Bay of Salerno.” 1858. German. Albert Bierstadt, artist (1830-1902). Image © Art.com. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art.com/gallery/id–a1488-b175692/albert-bierstadt-beach-landscapes-posters.htm
“A View of the Bay of Salerno from Behind.” 19th c. German. Oil on canvas. August Riedel, artist (1799-1883). Image © 2002 Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd. Fair use license. via https://matthiesengallery.com/work_of_art/a-view-of-the-bay-of-salerno-from-behind
“Bay of Salerno or Southern Landscape.” 1881. French. Oil on canvas. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artist (1841-1919). Collections of the Musée d’art moderne André Malraux, le Havre. Image . © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn. Fair use license. via http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/en/collections/artworks-in-context/impressionism/renoir-bay-salerno-or-southern-landscape
“Ruins of Paestum near Salerno: The Three Temples.” 1782. British. Watercolor, pencil and pen and ink on paper. John Robert Cozens (1752–1799), artist. Collections of the Gallery Oldham. Cc0 license CC BY-NC-ND. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/ruins-of-paestum-near-salerno-the-three-temples-232980

Slightly old sea creatures and their shells. From Louis-Charles Keiner work “Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Paris” which was published in Paris around 1840.

“Porcelain Cypraea: 1. Porcelaine tigre (cypraea tigris). 2. Porcelaine carneole (cypraea carneola). 3. Porcelaine grenue (cypraea nuclens).” Page 179. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/179/mode/1up
Porcelain Cypraea: 1. Porcelain livide (Cypraea stercoraria). 2. Porcelaine taupe (Cypraea talpa)”. Page 201. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/201/mode/1up
Porcelain Cypraea: 1. Porcelaine tigre (Cypraea tigris). 2. Porcelaine pacifique (Cypraea pacifica). 3. Porcelaine subrostrée (Cypraea subrostrata). Page 267. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/267/mode/1up
“Ovule (Ovula): Ovule des Moluques (Ovula oviformis Lam).” Page 321. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/321/mode/1up
“Ovule (Ovula): 1. Ovule anguleuse (Ovula angulosa). 2. Ovule gibbeuse (Ovula gibbosa). 3. Ovule a verrues (Ovula verricosa). 4. Ovule de l”Adriatique (Ovula Adriatici).” Page 323. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/323/mode/1up
“Ancillaire (Ancillaria): 1. Ancillaire bordee (Ancillaria marginata). 2. Ancillaire australe (Ancillaria australis). 3. Ancillaire Australe jeune (Ancillairia australis junior). 4. Ancillaire blanche (Ancillaria candida).” Page 379. Collections of and digitalized by the University Library, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19864#page/379/mode/1up

Garden designs for when His Majesty comes to dinner. Taken from Jean and Pierre Mariette’s 1720 work “L’Architecture a la Mode ou son les Nouveaux Dessins pour la Decoration des Batimens et Jardins.” Collections of the BnF Gallica, the digital version of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

“Plan d’un Maison Particuliere Dessin du S. leBlond” (Jardin detail). Page 1. Image source Gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork in the public domain due to age. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525030725/f5.item
“Plan de jardin d’une autre Maison Particuliere Dessin du S. leBlond.” Page 7. Image source Gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork in the public domain due to age. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525030725/f11.item#
“Elevation du Pavillion de l’Aurare” ( elevation detail). Page 12. Image source Gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525030725/f16.item#

18th century flowers, plates from Henry Charles Andrews work “The Botanist’s Repository” which was published in London in 1797. These images taken from Volume 6.

“Flesh colored Sanseviera – Sanseviera Carnea: Six chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXI, Page 2. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n1/mode/2up
“Yellow-bottomed White Crocus – Crocus Biflorus: three chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXII, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n3/mode/2up
“The Peacock Iris – Iris Pavonia: Three chives, one pointal. Plate CCCLXIV, page 7.Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n7/mode/2up