Designs for the prayer book of Maximilian I. 1515. Albert Dürer, artist. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

Page 11 (detail).
Page 11 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library, London. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/11
Page 23 (detail).
Page 23 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library, London. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/23
Page 19 (detail).
Page 19 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library, London. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/19
Page 25 (detail).
Page 25 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library, London. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/25
Page 27 (detail).
Page 27 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library, London. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/27
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Public (free) series for Sunday, July 14th, 2019 now available on my patreon.com page. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/28376460

Chinoiserie, this time, generally being defined imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century and coming in and out of fashion ever since. Chinese Chippendale being the best known. Part I.

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Numerous images, too, not just this one.

 Illustration of "Chinese Chairs," from "Chippendale Drawings" Volume I. ca. 1753.-54.
Illustration of “Chinese Chairs,” from “Chippendale Drawings” Volume I. ca. 1753.-54. British. Drawing. Black ink, gray ink and gray wash. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library. Public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mma_chinese_chairs_in_chippendale_drawings_vol_i_390499

Peacock feathers that will never make you sneeze from Silver Studios. Founded in 1880 in London by Arthur Silver, they did a lot of design work for Liberty of London.

Peacock feather wallpaper. ca. 1895.
Peacock feather wallpaper. ca. 1895. Grass paper wallcovering. Designed by Arthur Silver for Rottmann-Silver. Image © 2019 Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Fair use license. via https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=220014&sos=0
"Peacock Feathers." 1887. Furnishing fabric.
“Peacock Feathers.” 1887. Roller printed cotton. Arthur Silver, designer. Designed for Liberty and Company. Rossendale Printing Company, maker. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O78872/peacock-feathers-furnishing-fabric-silver-arthur/
Sketch of symmetrical overlapping peacock feathers. Preparatory drawing for a wallcovering designed for Rottmann-Silver in 1884.
Sketch of symmetrical overlapping peacock feathers. Preparatory drawing for a wallcovering designed for Rottmann-Silver in 1884. Central feather in gold, green and blue. Eye with blue, green, mauve and orange. Pencil and gouache on copy paper. Image © 2019 Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Fair use license. via https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=219866&sos=0

Images of butterflies and other insects straight out of the late 16th century. Flemish. Plates from Joris Hoefnagel’s “Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis).” Living from 1542 to 1600 he also wrote “Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata.”

Plate IX.
Plate IX. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69670.html
Plate XVII.
Plate XVII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69678.html
Plate VIII.
Plate VIII. Watercolor and gouache with an oval border in gold on vellum. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69749.html

More Renaissance jewelry from Duchess Anna of Bavaria’s 1552 Jewel Book. Would look exquisite with a dark green velvet frock. Artwork by Munich court painter Hans Müelich.

Image 65. Page 29r.
Image 65. Page 29r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=65
Image 107. Page 50r.
Image 107. Page 50r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=107
Image 68. Page 30v.
Image 68. Page 30v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=68
Image 72. Page 32v.
Image 72. Page 32v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&se
Image 16. Page 4v.
Image 16. Page 4v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=16

Watercolors of rooms in the New Hermitage, Saint Petersburg from back when it was new. Russian. Various watercolorists. In the collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Formerly in the personal collections of the tsar.

"The Room of Manuscripts." 1855.
“The Room of Manuscripts.” 1855. Russian. Watercolor on paper. Konstantin Ukhtomsky, artist (1818-1881). Image © 1998 – 2019 The State Hermitage Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/02.%20drawings/288986/!ut/p/z1/jZDLTsMwEEV_hS6yxJ44ceJ2ZxmJUlqCKh7GG5SW1DFK4sgJtcTXYyE2IAid3Uj3cWaw
"Room of Russian Sculpture."
“Room of Russian Sculpture.” 1854. Watercolor and paper. Luigi Premazzi, artist (1814-1891). Image © Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Fair use license. via http://desharel.blogspot.com/2018/12/vi.html
Interior of the sculpture gallery. 1854.
Interior of the sculpture gallery. 1854. Watercolor. Konstantin Ukhtomsky, artist (1818-1881). Image © Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Fair use license. via https://endlesspaintings.blogspot.com/2014/10/interiors-of-new-hermitage-room-of-sculpture-konstantin-andreyevich-ukhtomsky.html

Tableware designs from the mid-1930s. Part of the Minton Archive in Stoke-Trent, England. Probably designed by R. G. Haggar.

Design for cups. ca. 1935.
Design for cups. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Blue and white.
Blue and white. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Monkeys.
Monkeys. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
Design.
Design. ca. 1935. Finding number SD 1705/MS1950. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36