Selections from a sketchbook created between September of 1829 and October of 1830 by Mary Ellen Best who lived in England. Part of the upcoming British and European Art auction at Bonhams. These images taken from the websites of Bonhams and lotsearch.net.

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“Anthony, Frank and Caroline sledging on the ice, accompanied by the family dog, 30 December 1844.” English. Watercolor with traces of pencil. Dated “December 30.1844” on the lower left. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/anthony-frank-and-caroline-sledging-on-the-ice-accompanied-by-the-49657076?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=em
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“Cottagers at Tea.” No date. British. Watercolor with traces of pencil. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/auction-catalogues/british-and-european-art-142602?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=1
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“In the hotel, the Heeren-logement, at Leyden, August 1838.” ca. 1838. British. Watercolor heightened with white over traces of pencil. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/in-the-hotel-the-heeren-logement-at-leyden-august-1838-watercolour-49657079?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=1

Aboard the SS Normandie when it was the only way to travel. 1930s. Done by Roger-Henri Expert, who was in charge of the overall decorative scheme on the Normandie. Art Déco.

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“Normandie Grand Salon.” 1933-1934. Gouache and watercolor on paper. Roger-Henri Expert and Richard Hermann Antoine Bouwens van der Boijen, creators. Collections of and photo © the Académie d’architecture/ Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine/Archives d’architecture du XXe siècle, Paris. Courtesy of Foundation Juan March. Fair use license. via https://www.metalocus.es/en/news/modern-taste-art-deco-paris-1910-1935
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“Study for the Ladies’ drawing room and music room of Normandie.” 1934. Colored crayons, gouache and watercolor on paper. Roger-Henri Expert, creator. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/20th-century-design-n08970/lot.124.lotnum.html

Textile designs from the middle of the 20th century. Elza Sunderland, designer. Living from 1903 to 1991, she was born in Hungary but later came to the United States. Worked in Los Angeles, California. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Untitled textile design with flowers in two colorways. 1940s. Tempera on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250841
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“Weekend.” Textile design.ca. 1940. Gouache on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250441
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“Hollywood” (Pattern #1102). Textile design. 1940. Gouache on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250446
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“Jonquil,” pattern #986 from the “Flower Bouquet” series. Textile design. 1944. Watercolor on cardboard. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250409

Costume sketches for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film “Quo Vadis” which came out in 1951. American. All by Herschel McCoy who lived from 1912 to 1956. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Costume sketch for the arena attendant created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on paper. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/170050
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Costume sketch of Robert Taylor as Marcus Vinicius, created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on paper. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/253756
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Costume sketch for the lady at a banquet character created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on board. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250316

1833 drawings of ideas for a tomb for Frederick (Friedrich) the Great of Prussia. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, creator (1781-1841). Collections of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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Plate 163 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65497/perspective-view-plan-plate-163-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=1
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Plate 166 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65500/perspective-view-plan-plate-166-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=4
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Plate 165 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65499/perspective-view-plan-plate-165-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=3
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Plate 167 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65501/perspective-view-plan-plate-167-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=5
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Plate 168 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65502/perspective-view-plans-details-plate-168-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&se
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Plate 35 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1822. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65366/plate-35-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=7

Design sketches by French artist/designer Maurice Marinot who lived from 1882 to 1960. Worked a lot in glass. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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“Frise aux raisins.” 1919. Inventory # 47126-49. Brown ink and gouache on blue paper. Atelier Marinot, maker. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/frise-aux-raisins
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“Galons. 1919. Inventory # 47126-47 A. black ink, gouache and pencil on paper. Atelier Marinot, maker. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/galons-0
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“Frise de fleures.” 1913. Inventory # 47122-112. Black wash on brown paper. Atelier Marinot, maker. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/frise-de-fleurs-7
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“Fleurs.” 1919. Inventory # 47126-17. Black ink and gouache on paper. Atelier Marinot, maker. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/fleurs-6

Designs for the interiors of exhibitions with labyrinthine lines to dream into. One having been held in Düsseldorf and the other in Cologne. Dutch. Mathieu Lauweriks, creator. Living from 1864 to 1932, he was an influential figure in the period between Jugendstil and the Bauhaus. Collections of the Netherlands Architectural Institute.

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“Interior for Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne, 1914.” Poster. J.L.M. Lauweriks, maker. Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI) Collection, LAUW 27. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne, 1914.” J.L.M. Lauweriks, maker. Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI) Collection, LAUW 27. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for exhibition of Christian art, Düsseldorf. 1910.” J. L. M. Lauweriks, maker. NAI Collection, LAUW 10. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for Exhibition of Christian Art, Düsseldorf. 1910.” J. L. M. Lauweriks, maker. NAI Collection, LAUW 10. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen