Still lifes to calm up anyone’s pre-holiday existence. English. Sir William Nicholson, artist (1872-1949).

"The Lustre Bowl with Green Peas." 1911. Oil on canvas.
“The Lustre Bowl with Green Peas.” 1911. Oil on canvas. Photo credit: Antonia Reeve. © Desmond Banks. Image © the National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/43475/lustre-bowl-green-peas
"Mushrooms." 1940.
“Mushrooms.” 1940. Oil on canvas. © Desmond Banks. Image © Tate Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nicholson-mushrooms-n05267
"Silver." 1938.
“Silver.” 1938. Oil on canvas. © Desmond Banks. Image © Tate Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nicholson-silver-n04936
"The Silver Casket." 1920.
“The Silver Casket.” 1920. © Desmond Banks and the William Nicholson Trust. Fair use license. via https://twitter.com/TheWNTrust/status/990633310056480770/photo/1

Plates of shells from William Turton’s 1840 work “A Manual of the Land and Fresh-water Shells of the British Islands.” Someone else I found out about visiting them at the antiquarian fair in Boston last month.

Plate III, figures 14 through 27. Page 331.
Plate III, figures 14 through 27. Page 331. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/331/mode/1up
Plate IV, figures 30 through 43. Page 333.
Plate IV, figures 30 through 43. Page 333. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/333/mode/1up
Plate VI, figures 61 through 74. Page 337.
Plate VI, figures 61 through 74. Page 337. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/337/mode/1up
Plate IX, figures 101 through 112. Page 343.
Plate IX, figures 101 through 112. Page 343. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/343/mode/1up

1826 and the tontine having finally paid off. Money enough to redecorate every inch. Might as well start spending now before someone else does. From Ackermann’s “Repository.”

Gothic sofa. Plate 29. 1826.
“A Gothic Sofa. Plate 29. Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Candelabras. Plate 27. 1826.
Candelabras. Plate 27. 1826.Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
A Gothic window. Plate 11. 1826.
A Gothic window. Plate 11. 1826. Ser3 v7. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Horizontal grand piano forte. Plate 5. 1826.
Horizontal grand piano forte. Plate 5. 1826. Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Gothic chairs. Plate 29. 1826.
Gothic chairs. Plate 29. 1826. Ser3 v7. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html

Images of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London. Various artists at various times.

"Scaffolding During the Repairs to Saint Paul's Cathedral, 1928."
“Scaffolding During the Repairs to Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 1928.” 1928. British. Oil on canvas. Frank Ernest Beresford, artist (1881–1967). © James and Charles Bartholomew. Photo credit: Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/scaffolding-during-the-repairs-to-st-pauls-cathedral-1928-230113
"Capriccio with Saint Paul's and Old London Bridge." ca. 1742-1748.
“Capriccio with Saint Paul’s and Old London Bridge.” ca. 1742-1748. Oil on canvas. Italian. Antonio Joli, artist (1700-1777). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436782
"The Great Fire of London, with Ludgate and Old Saint Paul's." 1670s.
“The Great Fire of London, with Ludgate and Old Saint Paul’s.” 1670s. Oil on canvas. Artist not known. Collection in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Great_Fire_of_London,_with_Ludgate_and_Old_St._Paul%27s.JPG
A view of Saint Paul's Cathedral's dome from directly below, showing the symmetry of the dome and cathedral. Top right is the eastern side. Bottom left is the western side. Top left is the northern transept. Bottom right is the southern transept.
A view of Saint Paul’s Cathedral’s dome from directly below, showing the symmetry of the dome and cathedral. Top right is the eastern side. Bottom left is the western side. Top left is the northern transept. Bottom right is the southern transept. 2014 photograph. Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Paul%27s_Cathedral_Interior_Dome_3,_London,_UK_-_Diliff.jpg

Sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials from the 1876 “A Quaint Treatise on “Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making” which was written by Aldam, W.H. Aldam and published in London.

Figures 15 and 16.
Figures 15 and 16. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
Figures 1 and 2.
Figures 1 and 2. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
Figures 21 and 22.
Figures 21 and 22. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly
Figures 13 and 14.
Figures 13 and 14. Image © 2019, PBA Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/422/lot/135017/A-Quaint-Treatise-on-Flees-and-the-Art-a-Artyfichall-Flee-Making-by-an-Old-Man-Well-Known-on-the-Derbyshire-Streams-as-a-First-Class-Fly-Fisher-a-Century-Ago-Printed-from-an-Old-Ms-Never-Before-Published-the-Original-Spelling-and-Language-Being-Retained-with-Editorial-Notes-and-Patterns-of-Flies-and-Samples-of-the-Materials-for-Making-Each-Fly

So pretty. More coming. 5 plates left.

Design sketches for Aesthetic Movement carpets that are part of the Stoddard International archives held at the University of Glasgow.Henry William Batley, designer. Living from 1846 to 1932, he was apprenticed by Arthur Silver of Silver Studios.

Design sketch. No exact date. Image
Design sketch. 1870-1920. Image © University of Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/friday-gem-from-the-stoddard-templeton-design-archive-h-w-batley/
Design sketch. No exact date.
Design sketch. Number 51. 1870-1920. Image © University of Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/friday-gem-from-the-stoddard-templeton-design-archive-h-w-batley/
Design sketch. Number 63. 1870-1920.
Design sketch. Number 63. 1870-1920. Image © University of Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/friday-gem-from-the-stoddard-templeton-design-archive-h-w-batley/
Drop pattern brussels carpet design Number 167. 1870-1920.
Drop pattern brussels carpet design Number 167. 1870-1920. Image © University of Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/uofglibrary/7112694731/in/set-72157625472336767