English Victorian crowd scenes. Maybe it looked just like that, maybe not. Either way they are fun. William Powell Frith, artist. Living from 1819 to 1909, he specialized in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works.

“The Derby Day:” the ‘first study’ for the celebrated painting. Sold by the artist in 1857. English. Oil on canvas. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5521063
“The Private View.” 1883. English. Image © Condé Nast Britain 2021. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.tatler.com/article/william-powell-frith-peoples-painter-harrogate-exhibition
“The Railway Station.” 1862. English. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection Trust. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/405292/the-railway-station
“Ramsgate Sands (Life at the Seaside).”  1851-54. English. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection Trust. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/1/collection/405068

More flowers, these being English and designs for china taken from a folio entitled “Majolica Vases and Plates: designs by Alfred Stevens who worked for Minton Pottery. All of these dating to 1850-1860. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728.

Flowers on blue background. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Floral design. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Bouquet with blue border. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515

Views of Greece seen with a Romantic eye, done by British watercolorist Hugh William Williams who was known as “Grecian Williams.” Living from 1773 to 1829, Williams was an original member of the Associated Artists in Watercolour.

“La vue de Parthénon par le Propylées.” 1820. British. Watercolor and pencil on card. Signed and dated “H. W. Williams 1820” on the lower left. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Bonhams. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/hugh-william-grecian-williams-british-1773-1829-l-1-c-07b4bbaba7
“Athens from the Hill of the Museum.” ca. 1820. British. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sites.google.com/site/hughwilliamwilliams/home/hugh-william-williams-1773-1829?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1
“Interior of the Acropolis of Athens, from the Propylea.” ca. 1823. British. British. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sites.google.com/site/hughwilliamwilliams/home/hugh-william-williams-1773-1829?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1

Plates from F. B. Spilsbury’s 1823 work “Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria : delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800” .

“A market in Acre.” Page 50. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n50/mode/1up
“A burial place at Beirut.” Page 53. Page 50. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n53/mode/1up
“Zeta near Jaffa in Syria.” Page 63. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n63/mode/1up
“Arab Huts at Zeta.” Page 66. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n66/mode/1up

F. B. Spilsbury was a surgeon with the British army so these are engravings made from drawings he did while in Syria and the Holy Land when it was part of the Ottoman Empire and ruled from Constantinople (Istanbul). At that time the Holy Land (now Israel, the west bank and Gaza) which was the Palestinian eyelet of province along with Jordan, Lebanon and Syria made up the Ottoman province of Syria which was governed from Beirut.

Down to the water with English painter Hopkins Horsley Hobday Horsley who lived from 1807 to 1890.

“A continental town, possibly Lucerne, beside a river.” 19th c. English. Oil on canvas. Image © COPYRIGHT 2020 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD.  Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/f79a50ee-10d8-4eb5-af1e-ad18012532f2
“Sidmouth Beach and Cliffs, Devon.” 1880. Collections of and Image © Sidmouth Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/sidmouth-beach-and-cliffs-devon-96041
“On the Sands at Rhyl, North Wales.” 1856. English. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Birmingham Museums Trust. Image source: art.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hopkins_Horsley_Hobday_Horsley_(1807-1890)-_On_the_Sands_at_Rhyl1992P3-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg

Portraits of British women and girls. Archibald George Barnes, artist (1887-1972). Inspired by the work of John Singer Sargent and Charles Sims.

“The yellow kimono.” 20th c. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://books0977.tumblr.com/page/4
“The Purple Cloche.” 20th c. British. Oil on canvas. Indistinctly signed “Barnes” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5956260
“Innocence.” 20th c. British. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 Panter and Hall. Fair use license. via https://www.panterandhall.com/products/innocence?variant=33001703342213

Off on a holiday to the shore with English painter Philip Connard. Living from 1875 to 1958, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London.

“Le Petit Journal.” ca. 1926. English. Graphite, ink and watercolor on paper. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © Tate Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/connard-le-petit-journal-n04244
“The River Tang.” 1913. English. Collections of the Manchester Art Gallery. © Estate of the artist. Image © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Connard-Manchester-Gallery-Unframed-Reproduction/dp/B07GC9NLLS
“At The Beach.” 1929-1940. English. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 incollect.com and Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.incollect.com/listings/fine-art/paintings/philip-connard-at-the-beach-336449

Various Minton designs with animals, two fish and one bird, taken from a folio entitled “Majolica Vases and Plates: designs by Alfred Stevens who worked for Minton. All of these dating to 1850-1860. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728.

Bird sitting on a branch. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515

People living in an England that isn’t coming back. Painted by William Shayer Senior. Living from 1787 to 1879, he was a self taught artist. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. All of these from a current Dreweatts catalog.

“Waiting for the Herring Boats.” Undated. British. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/ef7f07ec-b4b2-4a3e-85d7-ad180124abe6
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Track.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Dead Oak Tree.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d

Visions of an India that isn’t coming back. One of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). English. Henry Salt, artist. Living from 1780 to 1827, he was also a diplomat and collector of antiquities.

“Ruins of the fort at Juanpore on the River Goomtee,” taken from “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source bl.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Salt-05.jpg
“View near Point de Galle, Ceylon” from “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source: bl.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years agovia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Salt-08.jpg
“Riacotta in the Baramahal,” Plate 12 of Henry Salt’s “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source: europeana.eu. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riacotta_in_the_Baramahal.jpg