What to wear when the Medici ladies come to supper. Probably ltalian. Mid-late 16th century, taken from the “Album of Costume Studies.” Collections of the Morgan Library and Museum. Done in Watercolor and gouache, with pen and ink, some with gold or silver paint.

Woman in a pale blue dress. Watercolor and gouache with pen and ink. Folios 2 verso – 3 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/6
Woman and man in black and red. Folios 5 verso 6 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/9
Women with veils. Folios 14 verso 15 recto. Image
© Morgan Library and Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/costume-drawings/18

Lace designs from back when making lace was popular with aristocratic ladies who were always in need of new patterns. Taken from Isabella Parasole and Elisabetta Catanea’s 1616 work “Teatro delle nobili et virtuose donne, dove si reppresentano varii disegni di lavori novamente inventatidisegnati de Elisabetta Catanea.”

‘Lavori a punto reticella.” Number 7. Page 5. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n5/mode/2up
‘Lavori a punto reticella.” Number 8. Page 5. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n5/mode/2up
“Lavori de Maglia.” Number 44. Page 37. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cc0 License 0. via https://archive.org/details/Parasole1616TeatroMET/page/n37/mode/2up

Make your drawing room look just like Malmaison. Plates from “Recueil de décorations intérieures,” published for Napoleon and his Josephine. All of these from Cahier 2 which appeared in 1801. French. Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, creators.

Face latérale d’un petit Salon exécuté à Paris chez le C. C.” Plate 7. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0003&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Pendule éxécutée pour le C. G. en Espagne,” Plate 8. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0004&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Cheminée exécutée à Paris pour le C. D.” Plate 9. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0005&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Jardinière ou Table à Fleurs éxécutée pour le C. W. en Suede.” Plate 10. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0006&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Plan et Coupe de la Table indiquée à la Planche précédente.” Plate 11. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0007&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Lustre exécuté dans la Maison du C. Ch.——à Paris.” Plate 12. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0008&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier

Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

Pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

“Benedictis – Relais 9.” Three large flowers with leaves and smaller flowers; on grey field. Image ID#1556176. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e252-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 8.” Stripes, angles, and circles; on light grey field. Image ID#1556175. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e251-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Benedicits – Relais 10.” Circles on blue field, rhomboids; on brown field. Image ID#1556177. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e253-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 11.” Abstract, angled and rounded shapes; on black field. ID #1556178. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e254-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90

Ornaments from a while back. A little something to adorn the sofa cushions should French King Louis XIV and his current mistress appear for dinner. Various creators. From a folio in the collections of the BnF Gallica, the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Image 5 inscribed “S – C- F”. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=5&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Inscribed “8 C-F.” Image 9. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=9&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 11. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=11&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 17. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=17&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=

Dreamy images from “Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra,” Volume 1. A collaboration of Owen Jones, Jules Goury, and Pascual de Gayangos. Published between 1842 and 1845.

“Divan – Patio de la Alberca.” Page 90. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, Sala de la Barca. Details des Grande Arcs dans le salle de la Barque.Plan de Pendentis. Page 96. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, fentre dans alcove, salle des Soeurs.” Page 156. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0

I wish I could say I found this one. I know of many Owen Jones folios with wonderful imagery but this one about the Alhambra I had no idea it existed. I found it through my good friend who posts Islamic art who is on Twitter at @ReemK10 and on Instagram at @paperpills10 who I thank very much. If you enjoy Islamic art, please check out her posts which are wonderful. This is only three images and there are two volumes of them.

Designs on gems that were antique back in 1785. Plates from “A Collection of Fifty Prints from Antique Gems, in the Collections of The Right Honourable Earl Percy, The Honourable C.F. Greville, and T.M. Slade, Esquire” which was published by John Boydell in London.

“Triptolemus, in Sardonic Orient and dactyliotheca” Honorable C. F. Greville.” Page 17. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=17
“Ostriades, in Carniola, and Dactyl.” Honorable C. F. Greville. Page 21. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=21
“Chimaera, Egypt in Carniola, and Dactyl.” Honorable C. F. Greville. Page 27. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=27&size=200

Characters in “Mascarade à la Greque,” a parade of fantastical architectural outfits envisioned up by French artist Ennemond Alexandre Petitot who lived from 1727 to 1801 and was also Court Architect at Parma when he wasn’t dreaming things up. Etched and published by Benigno Bossi (1727–1792). Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. via publicdomainreview.com.

“Bergere a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Berger a la Grecque.” ca 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
La Mariée à la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“L’Epoux a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Sacerdotesse a la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade
“Jeune Moine à la Grecque.” ca. 1771. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/greek-masquerade

More drawings of marginalia for the prayer book of Maximilian I. Done in 1515 by Albrecht (Albert) Dürer, who lived in Nuremberg in what is now Germany. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up