Down to the water with English artist Richard Parkes Bonington. Living from 1802 to 1828, he mostly painted coastal landscapes.

Landscape near Quilleboeuf. ca. 1824-1825. English. Oil on canvas. Richard Parkes Bonington, artist. Image source; theathenaeum.org Collections of the Yale Center for British Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landscape_near_Quilleboeuf_Richard_Parkes_Bonington.jpeg

Venice Grand Canal, Sunset. By 1828. English. Oil on canvas. Richard Parkes Bonington, artist. Image source Sally Liddell: Sotheby’s Art at Auction 1988-89. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Parkes_Bonington_Venice_Grand_Canal.jpg

Sur l’Adriatique, la lagune près de Venise. ca. 1820. English. Oil on canvas. Richard Parkes Bonington, artist. Image source: The Yorck Project. Collections of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Parkes_Bonington_001.jpg

Glass champagne coupes (flutes) from Viennese firm A J & L Lobmyer. Founded in 1823 they are still in business.

Floral form shaped enamel champagne coupes (flutes). ca. 1900. Art Nouveau/Jugendstil. Glass. Austrian, made in Vienna. A. J. and L Lobmyer, makers. Maker’s marks: signed with makers marks on the underside. Image © 2022 Incollect.com. Fair use license. via https://www.incollect.com/listings/decorative-arts/tablewares/lobmeyr-champagne-flower-form-enamel-art-glass-1905-299431

Five clear glass champagne coupes (flutes) with flaring bowls with cut gilt edges, gilt zigzagging decoration with gilt dots and festoons and three stylized acanthus leaves. Plain stems with two nodules, the bases with matching decoration.ca. 1900. Art Nouveau/Jugendstil. Austrian, made in Vienna. A. J. and L Lobmyer, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed J&L Lobmyer. Image © 2022 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/7270225/#

Ten gilt heightened enamel decorated glass champagne coupes (flutes). ca. 1900. Art Nouveau/Jugendstil. Made in Vienna, Austria. A. J. and L Lobmyer, maker. Maker’s marks: Marked to the underside. Image © 2022 Andrew Jones Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.andrewjonesauctions.com/auction-lot/a-set-of-ten-austrian-lobmeyr-gilt-heightened-ena_EB94BC5AB4

Chromolithographs of orchids, plates from various works in the series “Lindenia”, published by Belgian horticulturalist and explorer Jean Linden who was the scientific director of the Royal Society of Zoology and Horticulture in Brussels. He also traveled to Central America and saw orchids growing wild. From the same lot and folio, these are all up for bid at Sotheby’s.

L’illustration Horticole. from the series Lindenia. 1895-1906. Belgian. Image ©,2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/livres-et-manuscrits/79-chromolithographies-sur-les-orchidees-provenant

From the series Lindenia. 1895-1906. Belgian. Image ©,2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/livres-et-manuscrits/79-chromolithographies-sur-les-orchidees-provenant

Masdevallia chimaera from the series Lindenia. 1895-1906. Belgian. Image ©,2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/livres-et-manuscrits/79-chromolithographies-sur-les-orchidees-provenant

Travel to India and back by the Cape Horn route on a sailing ship back in 1859 if only in your mind. Lithographic plates from John Corbet Anderson’s 1859 work “To India and back by the Cape” which was a self-published guide book for adventurous travelers.

Madeira. Page 14 of To India and back by the Cape. John Corbet Anderson, artist. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/toindiabackbycap00franrich/page/n14/mode/1up

Teneriffe. Page 17 of To India and back by the Cape. John Corbet Anderson, artist. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/toindiabackbycap00franrich/page/n17/mode/1up

Tristan da Cunha. Madeira. Page 33 of To India and back by the Cape. John Corbet Anderson, artist. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/toindiabackbycap00franrich/page/n33/mode/1up

Off the cape in 40 degrees South: sighting an iceberg. . Page 40 of To India and back by the Cape. John Corbet Anderson, artist. Collections of the University of California Libraries. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/toindiabackbycap00franrich/page/n40/mode/1up

Have a drawing room just like Marie Antoinette’s Trianon. Rococo designs taken from Adolph Hoffman’s 1800 work “Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc.”

Plate C2, Page 2 of Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/holzsculpturenun00hoff/page/2/mode/1up

Plate C3, Page 3 of Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/holzsculpturenun00hoff/page/3/mode/1up

Plate C8, Page 8 of Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/holzsculpturenun00hoff/page/8/mode/1up

Plate C17, Page 17 of Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/holzsculpturenun00hoff/page/17/mode/1up

Plate C28, Page 28 of Holzsculpturen und Möbel in Rococo : Stühle, Sessel, Tische, Schemel, Guéridons, Uhrgehaüse, Consolen, Spiegel- und Bilder-Rahmen, Ornamente, etc. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/holzsculpturenun00hoff/page/28/mode/1up

Art Deco/1920s era hand-fans, taken from the June offerings of Fan d’eventails, Paris.

Brisé synthetic fan, with a case for blush in the top of the guard. Maker not known. Image © Fan d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/novelty-hands-fans/3266-beauty-set-art-deco-novelty-fan.html

Advertising fan for Perfum by Morny with Essence Mystérieuse, Parfum Distingué de Morny written on the back. Gauze leaf with stencil fabric painting. Bone sticks. Art Deco. Image © Fan d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/advertising-fans/3270-perfum-by-morny-art-deco-advertising-fan.html

Wild grape hand-fan. Paper leaf painted with a stencil similar to how wallpaper was printed with wooden sticks and guards. Missing reverse lining. 1900-1920. Maker not known. Image © Fan d’Eventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/3265-wild-grappe-fan-circa-1900-1920.html

Illustrations by Victorian illustrator Eleanor Vere Boyle who mostly illustrated children’s books. Living from 1825 to 1916, she was strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites.

But he was only sunk in a dream of delight, original illustration for The Story without an End, from the German of Carobe by Sarah Austin. Original watercolor illustration given to Leighton Brothers engravers to translate into the color lithographs used in the first edition of the book. 1868. British. Eleanor Vere Boyle, illustrator (1825-1916). Watercolor on paper, mounted in stiff card. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ELEANOR-VERE-BOYLE-%5BEVB%5D-(1825-1916)-But-he-was-only-sunk-in?saleno=2608&lotNo=3&refNo=796241

After supper every night, the Beast asked Beauty to be his wife: every night she said him nay.” 1875 illustration from Beauty and the Beast: An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures where Beast is depicted as a saber-toothed panther. Page 67. British. Eleanor Vere Boyle, illustrator (1825-1916)., Image source
https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/37131009552274d.pdf In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eleanor_Vere_Boyle_Beauty_and_the_Beast.jpg

The Nut Bush Bolver. 1868 illustration for Story without an End. British. British. Eleanor Vere Boyle, illustrator (1825-1916). Image source https://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/5681999546/in/album-72157629637934153/. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nut_Bush_Bolver.jpg

John James Audubon animals. All from a current Swann auction catalog.

Common American Skunk, hand-colored lithographic plate from Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Imperial folio, Plate XLII. Bowen, Philadelphia. 1844, Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/AUDUBON-JOHN-JAMES-Common-American-Skunk-Plate-XLII?saleno=2610&lotNo=303&refNo=796118

Musk Ox. hand-colored lithographic plate from Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Imperial folio, Plate CXI Bowen, Philadelphia. 1844, Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/AUDUBON-JOHN-JAMES-Musk-Ox-Plate-CXI?saleno=2610&lotNo=304&refNo=796117

Little Auk. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon’s Birds of America. Wove paper. 1836. Plate CCCXXXIX. Robert Havell, London. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/AUDUBON-JOHN-JAMES-Little-Auk-Plate-CCCXXXIX?saleno=2610&lotNo=308&refNo=796116

Garden ornaments that they don’t sell at Home Depot. Plates from Salomon de Caus 1620 work “Hortvs Palatinvs: A Friderico Rege Boemiae Electore Palatino Heidelbergae Exstructus.” Collections of the University of Heidelberg.

Grotto in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 26 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/petrified-waters

Fountain in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 4 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

Statuary in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 8 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

Folly in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 11 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs
Fountains and statuary in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 15 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

Statuary in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 20 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

Gate with animal statuary in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 23 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

Grotto and artificial lake ? in the gardens of Hortus Palatinus, Heidelberg. 1620. Page 11 from Salomon de Caus’ Hortus Palatinus. Matthieu Marian, engraver. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caus1620/0012/image,info,thumbs

19th century orchids, painted by American artist Charles Storer. Living from 1817 to 1907, he also painted landscapes and still-lifes.


Orchids from Nature. 1902. American. Oil on canvas. Charles Storer, artist (1917-1907). Signed and dated Chas. Storer/1902 on the lower right. Signed and dated ORCHIDS, painted /from nature by/Charles Storer,/1902. on the reverse, identified on a label from The Boston Art Club affixed to the frame backing. Image © 1999 – 2022Bonhams SKINNER, INC, Fai use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/4110M/lots/39

Still Life of Orchids in an Urn. 1900. American. Charles Storer, artist (1917-1907). Image source mutualart.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Still_Life_of_Orchids_in_an_Urn.png

Cypripedium Bellatulum. 1898. American. Watercolor on paper. Charles Storer, artist (1817-1907). Image source: Arader Galleries, New York City. Artwork itself in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cypripedium_Bellatulum_by_Charles_Storer,_1898,_watercolor.jpg