The gardens at Trentham Hall, seat of the Duke of Sutherland. 1858. Taken from Edward Adveno Brooke’s “The Gardens of England”. Printed in London by T. M. McLean.

The trellis window, Trentham Hall gardens; The seat of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland. Page 5 of Edward Adveno Brooke’s The Gardens of England which was published in 1858. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gardensEngland00Broo/page/n5/mode/1up

The lake Trentham Hall gardens; The seat of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland. Page 22 of Edward Adveno Brooke’s The Gardens of England which was published in 1858. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gardensEngland00Broo/page/n22/mode/1up
The terrace Trentham Hall gardens; The seat of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland. Page 24 of Edward Adveno Brooke’s The Gardens of England which was published in 1858. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gardensEngland00Broo/page/n24/mode/1up
The parterre Trentham Hall gardens; The seat of His Grace the Duke of Sutherland. Page 24 of Edward Adveno Brooke’s The Gardens of England which was published in 1858. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gardensEngland00Broo/page/5/mode/1up

Trentham Hall is an estate in Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, England. It was one of the estates of the Duke of Sutherland. It was abandoned in 1905 after sewage and effluent from nearby potteries polluted the Trent River which fed the lake in the early 20th century, making life at the hall unpleasant. Most of it was demolished in 1912 but the gardens remain, probably not looking exactly like this.

Edward Adveno Brooke (1821–1910) appears to primarily have been a landscape painter who strayed into the realm of painting gardens.

Imagery from “Atlas Japannensis : being remarkable addresses by way of embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Emperor of Japan, containing a description of their several territories, cities, temples and fortresses, their religions, laws and customs, their prodigious wealth and gorgeous habits, the nature of their soil, plants, beasts, hills, rivers and fountains, with the character of the ancient and modern Japanners.” Published in London in 1670.

Aneract Portatura of the Castle and Citty Batavia, lying on the great Ilant Java Anno 1669. Image 9310 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9310

The Lodge before Nangasaki on the ? (name of island is not legible). Image 9329 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9329

The city of Osacco. Image 9339 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9339

Miako, (Honshu, Japan). Image 9346 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9346
Tempel met Duysend Beelden. Image 9372 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9372

Jedo. Image 9378 from Arnoldus Montanus and John Ogilbie’s 1670 work Atlas Japannensis . . . Gleeson Library Digital Collections, University of San Francisco. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/digital/collection/p264101coll7/id/9378

Plates from Anton Seder’s 1896 work “Das Thier Der Decorativen Kunst.” Decorative arted up animals doing odd things.

Title page. Page 2, Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Anton Seder, author. Published in 1896 in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125013920190/page/n2/mode/1up

Page 6, Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Anton Seder, author. Published in 1896 in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125013920190/page/n6/mode/1up
Page 8, Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Anton Seder, author. Published in 1896 in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125013920190/page/n8/mode/1up
Page 10, Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Anton Seder, author. Published in 1896 in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125013920190/page/n10/mode/1up

Snow people made after a blizzard that hit Denver, Colorado in 1913. Where my grandmother grew up. They got three and a half feet of snow. She probably helped her little brother build a snowman after the snow stopped. These are all from the Instagram of the antique shop Wish With Me Antiques which is in Denver. They sell old pictures and postcards. These are three of them.

Snow lady sculpture made after a 1913 blizzard dropped three and a half feet of snow on Denver, Colorado. Photographer not given. Wish With Me Antiques. Used with permission. @wishwithme on Instagram. via Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci0JHpXLtX1/
Snow man seated in a parked automobile, snow sculpture made after a 1913 blizzard dropped three and a half feet of snow on Denver, Colorado. Photographer not given. Wish With Me Antiques. Used with permission. @wishwithme on Instagram. via Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci0JHpXLtX1/
“December morn.” Snow man wearing a hat and a stuffed beaver? perhaps. snow sculpture made after a 1913 blizzard dropped three and a half feet of snow on Denver, Colorado. Photographer not given. Wish With Me Antiques. Used with permission. @wishwithme on Instagram. via Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci0JHpXLtX1/

“Der Wintergarten in der Kaiserlichen königlichen Hofburg zu Wien.” The winter garden of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Lithographs from an 1852 folio put together by Franz Antoine who was an Austrian horticulturalist and gardener.

Der Wintergarten in der Kaiserlichen königlichen Hofburg zu Wien (Vienna). (Winter gardens at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.”) 1852. Image 26 of a folio created by Franz Antoine. Collections of  Dumbarton Oaks. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/der-wintergarten/page/n26/mode/1up

Der Wintergarten in der Kaiserlichen königlichen Hofburg zu Wien (Vienna). (Winter gardens at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.”) 1852. Image 29 of a folio created by Franz Antoine. Collections of  Dumbarton Oaks. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/der-wintergarten/page/n29/mode/1up

Der Wintergarten in der Kaiserlichen königlichen Hofburg zu Wien (Vienna). (Winter gardens at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.”) 1852. Image 32 of a folio created by Franz Antoine. Collections of  Dumbarton Oaks. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/der-wintergarten/page/n32/mode/1up

Der Wintergarten in der Kaiserlichen königlichen Hofburg zu Wien (Vienna). (Winter gardens at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.”) 1852. Image 36 of a folio created by Franz Antoine. Collections of  Dumbarton Oaks. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/der-wintergarten/page/n36/mode/1up

Imperial Russian silver and enamel pieces from a current Bonhams Skinner auction catalogue.

Two Russian silver gilt and enamel spoons. A silver gilt spoon with a central medallion in various color enamel. Made in Moscow in 1872. 91 zolotnik silver. Maker’s mark: Cyrillic AP, possibly Andrey Postnikov. Also a spoon with a Russian imperial double-headed eagle in Cloisonné enamel. 84 zolotnik silver. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auction/28218/lot/167/two-russian-silver-gilt-and-enamel-spoons/

875 Silver gilt and enamel cup and saucer, floral and folate decorated with shaded cloisonné enamel. 1908-1917. Made in Moscow, Russia. 6th Artel, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auction/28218/lot/170/russian-875-silver-gilt-and-enamel-cup-and-saucer/

Silver gilt and enamel basket. ca. 1896. Made in Moscow, Russia. Indistinct maker’s mark, Lev Fridrikhovitch Oleks, assay master, 83 zolotnik mark. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auction/28218/lot/171/russian-enamel-and-875-silver-gilt-basket/

Typical form silver gilt and enamel kovsh, with extended prow and hooked handle, the exterior fully covered with polychrome enamel foliate decoration, accented by raised silver droplets and un-enameled spheres. Together with a fragment of lace decorated with the Imperial double-headed eagle. 1896-1898. Russian, made in Moscow. Maria Semenova, maker. .875 silver, 84 zolotnik standard. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auction/28218/lot/172/russian-875-silver-gilt-and-enamel-kovsh/

Exotic looking ladies, mostly lying around. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, artist. Living from 1859 to 1938, he was a French decorative and historical painter.

Flirt d’autrefois. Undated, by 1938. French. Oil on canvas. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, painter (1859-1938). Signed G Rochegrosse on the lower left. Image © 2022 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/flirt-dautrefois

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt. Undated, 19th c. French. Oil. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, painter (1859-1938). Signed G Rochegrosse on the lower left. Image source: aguttes.auction.fr. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Georges_Antoine_Rochegrosse_-_Sarah_Bernhardt.jpg

La Promenade de la courtisane. Undated, late 19th c. French. Oil on canvas. Image source gazette.drouot.com. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse, painter (1859-1938). In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Georges-Antoine_Rochegrosse_-_La_Promenade_de_la_courtisane.jpg

Out on an iced up canal with painter Barent Avercamp who specialized in scenes of the Netherlands in winter. (1612-1679).

Winter landscape with frozen river. ca. 1660-1655. Dutch. Color on oak wood. Barent Avercamp, painter (1612-1679). Signed Avercamp on the bottom right. Collections of the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avercamp_winterlandschaft.jpg

Amusement on the ice outside the walls of a city. In the front a group of men are playing kolf. In the middle a horse-sleigh and ice skaters can be seen. 1630-1679. Dutch. Oil on panel. Barent Avercamp, painter (1612-1679). Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IJsvermaak_Rijksmuseum_SK-A-3286.jpeg

Untitled painting. 1627-1679. Dutch. Oil paint on oak panel. Barent Avercamp, painter (1612-1679). Collections of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barend_Avercamp_-IJsvermaak0086-_Rijksmuseum_Twenthe.jpg

Watercolors with porcelain (china). Benjamin Walter Spiers, artist. Living from 1845 to 1894, he was a London painter of genre scenes and still-lifes. 

Studies. 1876. British. Watercolor. Benjamin Walter Spiers, watercolorist (1845-1894). Bears signature, inscription and date Scratch Club Marks/December 1976/”Studies”/B. W. Spiers (on label affixed to the reverse). Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auction/27488/lot/7/benjamin-walter-spiers-british-1845-1894-studies/

Worthless old knicknacks and silly old books. 1878. British. Pencil and watercolor heightened with bodycolor on paper. Benjamin Walter Spiers, watercolorist (1845-1894). Signed with initials and dated B.W.S./1878 on the lower right; inscribed This snug little chamber is cramm’d in all nooks/with worthless old knicknacks and silly old books/Thackeray’s “Cane-bottomed Chair”/by B.W. Spiers/70 Hereford Rd/Bayswater (on an artist’s label on the reverse of the frame). Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23944/lot/36/

Old China.1879. British. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Benjamin Walter Spiers, watercolorist (1845-1894). In the public domain due to age. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Benjamin-Walter-Spiers/319590/Old-China,-1879-(toilet-and-pencil-on-paper).html

Visions of an Ireland that isn’t coming back. Landscapes by Bartholomew Colles Watkins, R.H.A. Living from 1833 to 1891, he studied at the Royal Dublin Society.

Cloon Lake, Glencar, County Kerry, Ireland. Undated, by 1891. Irish, Oil on canvas. Bartholomew Colles Watkins, painter (1833-1891). Image © 2022 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/irish-art/cloon-lake-glencar-co-kerry

Connemara. Undated, by 1891. Irish, Oil on canvas. Bartholomew Colles Watkins, painter (1833-1891). Collections and image © The Haworth Arg Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/connemara-150832/search/keyword:bartholomew-colles-watkins–referrer:global-search

Ecclesiastical Ruins on Inniscaltra, or Holy Island, Lough Derg, County Galway, after Sunset. ca. 1863. Irish. Oil on canvas. Bartholomew Colles Watkins, painter (1833-1891). Collections of and image © National Museums Northern Ireland. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/ecclesiastical-ruins-on-inniscaltra-or-holy-island-lough-derg-co-galway-after-sunset-this-island-is-one-of-great-historic-interest-petrie-117828/search/keyword:bartholomew-colles-watkins–referrer:gl