Native Americans from just a little bit back. Lithographs from George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” which was printed in London in 1844.

Catching the wild horse. Lithograph number 4 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

North American Indians. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

An Indian ball-play. Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithographic plate number 23 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2000978

The first three of these lithographs are part of one lot that is currently up for bid by Swann Auction Galleries. “An Indian Ball-Play” is in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Make your home look fancier than the builder intended. Design ideas from the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Reprint of an earlier work from 1750.

Piers for gates. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XVI, Page 25 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n24/mode/1up

The Semi Plans of the Piers. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XVII, Page 25 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n25/mode/1up

Piers for Gates at the Entrances into Palaces: Semi Plan; by Lord Burlington at Chiswick; By Inigo Jones at Windsor Castle/The Measures to the Principal and Particular Parts of each Pier Invented by Batty Langley. Thomas Langley, Sculptor. Plate XVIII. Page 26 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n26/mode/1up

Tuscan and Dorick Piers for Gates. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XIX, Page 27 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n27/mode/1up

Tuscan Gate: The Curvature of the Raking Cornice. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XXI, Page 29 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n29/mode/1up

The West Indies as they used to be. Watercolors done between 1828 and 1938 by Canadian John Herbert Caddy who was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery who was stationed in the West Indies during those years.

The Rabacca or Dry River: Soufriere Mountain in the Distance; Saint Vincent. 1828-1830. Oblong folio. Aquatint, one of a set of twelve. W. Westall A.R.A. engraver after a drawing by Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the Royal Navy. Published on February 1, 1837 by Ackermann and Company, 96 Strand, London. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/caddy-lieut-john-herbert-among-the-most-desirable

Roseau, Domenica. 1828-1830. Oblong folio. Aquatint, one of a set of twelve. J. Harris, engraver after a drawing by Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the Royal Navy. Published on February 1, 1837 by Ackermann and Company, 96 Strand, London. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/caddy-lieut-john-herbert-among-the-most-desirable

View from Morne Fortuné Saint Lucia: Tomb of General Stewart of Garth, Colonel Mallet, General Mackie, and General Farquharson. 1828-1830. Oblong folio. Aquatint, one of a set of twelve. J. Harris, engraver after a drawing by Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the Royal Navy. Published on February 1, 1837 by Ackermann and Company, 96 Strand, London. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/caddy-lieut-john-herbert-among-the-most-desirable

Sandy pit, Saint Kitts. 1828-1830. Oblong folio. Aquatint, one of a set of twelve. C. Hunt, engraver after a drawing by Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the Royal Navy. Published on February 1, 1837 by Ackermann and Company, 96 Strand, London. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/caddy-lieut-john-herbert-among-the-most-desirable

The old crater of the Soufriere, Saint Vincent. 1828-1830. Oblong folio. Aquatint, one of a set of twelve. W. Westall A.R.A, engraver after a drawing by Lieutenant John Herbert Caddy of the Royal Navy. Published on February 1, 1837 by Ackermann and Company, 96 Strand, London. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/caddy-lieut-john-herbert-among-the-most-desirable

More pochoir prints from “Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano.” By Enrique Gillet, it was published by A. Morance of Paris in 1922.

Page 37, Plate 13 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n36/mode/1up
Page 38, Plate 11 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n39/mode/1up
Page 40, Plate 15 from Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano. 1922. French. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n40/mode/1up

Seashells.  Woodblock illustrations of shell and coral specimens from Yochiro Hirase’s work “Kai Senshu” (The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells). Published in Kyoto, Japan by Yamada Naozōburō in 1914-1915. In Japanese.

Page 10. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institution. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/81292#page/10/mode/1up
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Images of the Brazilian state of  Pernambuco in northeast Brazil back in 1873. Chromolithographs, taken from Francisco Henrique Carls’ “Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes.” All these images having been one lot in a Swann Auction Galleries auction a little while ago.

Entrada para a estacao de cinco pontas. 1873. Brazilian. Chromolithograph from an Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes. Image  © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/-BRAZIL—-PERNAMBUCO–Francisco-Henrique-Carls–Album-de-Pe?saleno=2591&lotNo=297&refNo=790360
Porto de Pernambuco. 1873. Brazilian. Chromolithograph from an Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes. Image  © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/-BRAZIL—-PERNAMBUCO–Francisco-Henrique-Carls–Album-de-Pe?saleno=2591&lotNo=297&refNo=790360
Olinda. 1873. Brazilian. Chromolithograph from an Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes. Image  © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/-BRAZIL—-PERNAMBUCO–Francisco-Henrique-Carls–Album-de-Pe?saleno=2591&lotNo=297&refNo=790360
Rua Barao da Victoria: matriz Santo Antonio. 1873. Brazilian. Chromolithograph from an Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes. Image  © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/-BRAZIL—-PERNAMBUCO–Francisco-Henrique-Carls–Album-de-Pe?saleno=2591&lotNo=297&refNo=790360

Porchoir prints by Natalia Goncharova and Mikhaïl Larionov. Taken from the folio “L’Art Décoratif Théatrical Moderne”, published in Paris in 1921. Part of an auction at Sotheby’s, all of these images being from the same lot. Natalia Goncharova did design work for the Ballets Russes.

Signed Mikhaïl Larionov on the lower right. From L’Art Décoratif Théatrical Moderne.. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/goncharova-natalia-mikhail-larionov
From L’Art Décoratif Théatrical Moderne.. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/goncharova-natalia-mikhail-larionov
Signed Mikhaïl Larionov on the upper left. From L’Art Décoratif Théatrical Moderne.. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/goncharova-natalia-mikhail-larionov
Signed with the initials N. G. for Natalia Goncharova on the lower right. From L’Art Décoratif Théatrical Moderne.. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana/goncharova-natalia-mikhail-larionov

More Jugendstil stylized animals and plants, plates from Arnold Lyongrun’s 1899 work “Neue freie Dekorationsmotive entwickelt aus dem Tier- und Pflanzenreich : Eine Auswahl von Entwurfen in modernen Stil, mit Rucksicht auf die praktische Verwendung im Kunstgewerbe” which was published in Leipzig by B.F. Voigt. Pochoir prints.

Page 15. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n14/mode/1up
Page 17. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n16/mode/1up
Page 19. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n18/mode/1up
Page 21. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n20/mode/1up
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Plates from the portfolio of prints “Meister der Innen-Kunst: Haus eines Kunstfreundes” which has artwork by various people. Designed in 1901, it was published in Darmstadt, Germany in 1092. Part of a contest by Zeitschrift für Innendekoration

Image of the dining room, as proposed by Hugh Baillie Scott“. From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2022. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/175367
House interior, as proposed by the Austrian architect Leopold Bauer. From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Collections of the Wolfsonian-FIU Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Image © Wolfsonian-FIU Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://wolfsonianfiulibrary.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/from-whiplash-lines-through-utopia-to-skyscrapers-built-and-unbuilt-landmark-architectural-designs-in-the-wolfsonian-library/
Empfangs – Raum und Musik – Zimmer (Reception room and Music Room). Panels by Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, artist.” From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/important-manuscripts-continental-books-and-music-2/mackintosh-baillie-scott-and-bauer-meister-der

Flower pictures done in gouache in China by Chinese artists for the European market. ca. 1850. Chinese School, Cheongqua. All of these being from the same lot up for bid in a current Sotheby’s auction which is composed of three folios.

Pink and white flowers with a hovering butterfly. ca. 1850. Chinese School, Cheongqua. Gouache on mounted pith paper with silk borders with the red inked stamp of Cheongqua on each endpaper. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/books-manuscripts/_chinese-nobility-flora-and-fauna-albums-e802
Pinkish/red flowers with two butterflie. ca. 1850. Chinese School, Cheongqua. Gouache on mounted pith paper with silk borders with the red inked stamp of Cheongqua on each endpaper. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/books-manuscripts/_chinese-nobility-flora-and-fauna-albums-e802