Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Art Nouveau imagery. Various artists. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

Art Nouveau design. (image turned sideways). 1893-1908. Image 16. Victor Lhuer, artist. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3e74-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99/book?parent=fc7d4980-c54f-012f-febe-58d385a7bc34#page/17/mode/2up
Art Nouveau design. (image turned sideways). 1893-1908. Image 17. Victor Lhuer, artist. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3e6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
Art Nouveau design. (image turned sideways). Printed “Armand Guerinet, 140 Fg. St. Martin, Paris.”1893-1908. Image 17. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3e6d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Art Nouveau pattern depicting women outdoors. 1893-1908. . In the public domain due to age.https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3e87-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Illustrations of various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate. English, Gothic Revival.

“Chimney in the Great Parlour.” Page 25. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n25/mode/1up
“Staircase at Strawberry Hill.” Page 61. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n61/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Yellow Bed Chamber.” Page 42. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n42/mode/1up
“Library at Strawberry Hill.” Page 65. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n65/mode/1up

Hand colored etchings from Marco Carloni’s 1776 work “Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture.” All of these drawn by Francesco Smugliewicz and Vincenzo Brenna, and engraved by Marco Carloni. There are a couple of volumes with the etchings in black and white. These were hand colored later, for a large folio edition. Various sources.

Hand colored etching showing a man and two dancers. from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21755. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21755%5D&showtype=record#/query/a953e64e-84a5-4752-aac5-4ca523ddea4b

Bezel illustration panel with three women from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21760. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21760%5D&showtype=record#/query/7460b920-2605-4b28-a4f2-856f3db5660b
Baths of Titus (Domus Aurea) from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1776. Italian. Copper engraving with watercolor and tempera. Image © Galleria Trincia – Stampe Antiche – Roma, Fair use license. via http://www.pierotrincia.it/it/3067/pitture-murali-delle-terme-di-tito—marco-carloni.html
Plate nine from “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e Loro Interne Pitture.” 1776-1778. Italian. Hand colored etching. Collections of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://enfilade18thc.com/2021/03/12/print-quarterly-march-2021/

Envisionings of a dreamed up time long past. Maybe it looked like this, maybe it didn’t. Fun either way. Plates taken from M. A. Racinet’s 1888 work “Le costume historique.” Published in Paris by Firmin-Didot et cie..

“Intérieur d’une riche habitation de la haute antiquité. Egyptien.” Page 58. 1888. French. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n58/mode/1up
“Pièce principale d’une riche maison Athénienne” Grece. Page 184. Nordmann, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n184/mode/1up
“La Maison Pompéienne, l’atrium (Restauration de Jules Bouchet). Plan et profil de la Maison de Pansa. Greco-Roman.” Page 215. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n214/mode/1up
“Restauration de l’intérieur d’un palais. Romain.” Page 302. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n300/mode/1up
“Bijouterie Gauloise et Mérovingienne. Broderies Bretton. Gaulois.”. Page 398. Spiegel, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n396/mode/1up

Colored concepts for designs for Minton Pottery. Selected sketches taken from SD 1705/MS1684. Collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Design with an ombre pale blue central leaf. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
“Worthington in bottle.” Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Steamer. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Roundel with brown or burnt orange. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/

Silk from a sample book put together in France between 1895 and 1905. Collections of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection at the Clark Institute in Massachusetts but found through an article from the Public Domain Review.

Black with floral. Number 16187. Page 5. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n5/mode/1up
Plaid. Number 16188. Page 7. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n7/mode/1up
Dots in black and medium blue. Number 16190. Page 11. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n11/mode/1up
Floral stripe. Page 16. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n16/mode/1up
Dark red floral. Number 16196. Page 23. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n23/mode/1up
Flowers and animals. Number 16198. Page 27. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n27/mode/1up

Butterflies and moths, taken from John William Lewin’s work “Lepidoptera: Collected, Engraved, and Faithfully Painted after Nature”. Published in London in 1822.

“Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Papilio of Linn. Family: Phalaenoides. Phalaenoides Glycinae.” Plate I. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+1/mode/1up
Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Sphinx of Linn. Sphinx Ardenia.” Plate II. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+2/mode/1up
” Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Phalaena. Family: Bombyx of Linn. Bombyx Vulnerans.” Plate 4. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/5/mode/1up

Designs for Minton porcelain all with Japanese themes. From Class letter CCC. Folio number 27. Japanese themes; many coloured, Archive ID #SD 1705/MS1705. Collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Dragon. Undated. Number 26. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Pomegranate. Number 27. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Flowers and birds. Number 28. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52

More from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These plates from Volume I.

“Portions of a Khyber Knife,’Chhuri’: Handle, ebony; Sheath, brass; Mounts, enamel on silver. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Alwar, Rājpūtānā.” Page 87. Drawn by Lachkmi Narain, Brahman. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/87/mode/2up
“Daggers. ‘Peshkbaz’: Handles, all jade. 1. Sheath covered with red velvet. 2. Sheath covered with green velvet. 3. Sheath covered with red velvet. 1. 2. 4. Jeypore Armoury. 3. Thākur Fateh Singh, Jeypore. 1. 2. 4. Drawn by Narayan, carpenter. 3. Drawn by Raghnāth, Potter.” Page 97. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/97/mode/2up
“Powder flask: Buffalo horn and ivory. The cap is carved with figures. Siva riding on the bull Nāndi, and Pārvati (the goddess Dūrga, Kāli, etc.) mounted on her vehicle – the Tiger. 2. The same Flask (side view) on a reduced scale. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore, Rājpūtānā. Drawn by Murli, Carpenter. Page 105. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/105/mode/2up