19th century watercolors of interior spaces that live in the Kremlin Museums of a Russia that is no longer there. Some with people, some not. Two of Russians having fun in Rome that snuck in somehow.

"G. I. Gagarin in Rome." ca. 1830.
“G. I. Gagarin in Rome.” ca. 1830. Paper on paper, watercolor, ink, and bronze paint. Efimov Not, artist (1799-1851). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via https://shm.ru/shows/7583/
"The Count of S. S. Petersburg." 1847.
“The Count of S. S. Petersburg.” 1847. Watercolor on paper with graphite and pen and ink. A. N. Rakovich, artist (1815–1866). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via https://shm.ru/shows/7583/
"Cabinet of V. P. Davidov with artist K. P. Bryullov in Rome." 1835.
“Cabinet of V. P. Davidov with artist K. P. Bryullov in Rome.” 1835. Watercolor on paper, gouache and bronze paint. Efimov Not, artist (1799-1851). Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via https://shm.ru/shows/7583/
"Salon in the house of V. F. Marini in Odessa." 1940's.
“Salon in the house of V. F. Marini in Odessa.” 1940’s. Watercolor on paper, pen and ink, bronze paint and varnish. Artist not known. Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via https://shm.ru/shows/7583/
"A suite of rooms with a birdcage in the foreground in an unknown mansion." 1830's.
“A suite of rooms with a birdcage in the foreground in an unknown mansion.” 1830’s. Watercolor on paper with varnish. Artist not known. via Image © State Historical Museum, Moscow. Fair use license. via https://shm.ru/shows/7583/
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Still lifes of sea creatures realistic enough that you can almost sniff the briny air by French artist Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818). Member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture at the youthful age of 26 and a favorite artist of Queen Marie Antoinette.

"A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons on a table with a white cloth." 1787.
“A still life of mackerel, glassware, a loaf of bread and lemons on a table with a white cloth.” 1787. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anne_Vallayer-Coster_-_A_still_life_of_mackerel,_glassware,_a_loaf_of_bread_and_lemons_on_a_table_with_a_white_cloth.Jpeg
"Still-Life with Tuft of Marine Plants, Shells and Corals." 1769.
“Still-Life with Tuft of Marine Plants, Shells and Corals.” 1769. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://thebluelantern.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-panache-of-anne-vallayer-coster.html

New public (free) series post up on my patreon page. Several images, not just this one.

 

Link here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25272631

Three more weeks with books of hours pictures and then a new series getting underway.

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November from the Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry. 1412-1416.
November from the Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry. 1412-1416. Tempera on vellum. Limbourgh Brothers, illuminators. Collection of the Musée Condé, Chantilly. In the public domain because the artists have been dead over 70 years. via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Les_Tr%C3%A8s_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_novembre.jpg

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Outdoor scenes with interesting skies by the late Australian painter Alan Sumner.

"R.A.A.F. pier, Point Cook."
“R.A.A.F. pier, Point Cook.” Color screenprint. © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/35098/
"Cyclists near Corio Bay." ca. 1944.
“Cyclists near Corio Bay.” ca. 1944. Color screenprint. © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/35090/
"Hill train terminus." 1948.
“Hill train terminus.” 1948. Color screenprint. © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Fair use license. via https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/35095/

Jugendstil paintings of women by German painter Heinrich Vogeler. Living from 1872 to 1942. Associated with the Düsseldorf school.

"The Expectation (Dreams II)." 1912.
“The Expectation (Dreams II).” 1912. Collection of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Vogeler_Die_Erwartung_(Tr%C3%A4ume_II)_1912.jpg
"Melusine" triptych. ca. 1910.
“Melusine” triptych. ca. 1910. Collection of the Worpswede Museen, In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=94251
"Verkündigung an Maria." 1901.
“Verkündigung an Maria.” 1901. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Vogeler_Verk%C3%BCndigung_1901.jpg

More Russian art, this time a selection of works by El Lissitzsky. Living from 1890 to 1941 he worked in Germany almost as much as he did in Russia. Part of the Suprematism movement and quite avant-garde.

"New Man" from the "Prouns" series. 1923.
“New Man” from the “Prouns” series. 1923. In the public domain. via http://www.designishistory.com/1920/el-lissitzky/
"Proun." ca. 1922-1923.
“Proun.” ca. 1922-1923. Gouache and graphite on paper. Image © artprice.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artprice.com/marketplace/760478/el-lissitzky/painting/proun
Preliminary sketch for a poster. 1920.
Preliminary sketch for a poster. 1920. Image via wikiart.org. In the public domain. via https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/el-lissitzky/
"Basic Calculus." 1928.
“Basic Calculus.” 1928. Image via wikiart.org. In the public domain. via https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/el-lissitzky/
"Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge." 1919.
“Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.” 1919. In the public domain. via https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/reputations-pen-portraits-/el-lissitzky-1890-1941/10023705.article
"Yacht Club." 1925.
“Yacht Club.” 1925. Image via artribune.com. In the public domain. via https://www.widewalls.ch/artist/el-lissitzky/

An oddment in time. More from Duchess Anna of Bavaria’s 1552 Jewel Book. Munich court painter Hans Mielich, illuminator. Not as wondrous as the jewels and their giant pearls must have been. Alas we must content ourselves with these.

Plate 21. Page 7r.
Plate 21. Page 7r. 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=15&seite=21
Plate 54. Page 23v.
Plate 54. Page 23v. 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=21&seite=54
Plate 31. Page 12r.
Plate 31. Page 12r. 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=26&seite=31
Plate 100. Page 46v.
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Plate 73. Page 33r.
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