Colored sketches and drawings, designs for Minton & Company tableware. ca. 1950. These probably done by Reginald Haggar who designed for Minton. From the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. ID #MS1950

Three teacups, two with handles in the motif of butterflies.
Three teacups, two with handles in the motif of butterflies. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Cup and saucer with stylized flowers. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Saucer and plate with a fountain design in pink and light blue. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Design with birds. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36

Sketches of designs for china and earthenware dinner and tea wares from around 1930. All designed by Reginald G. Haggar for Minton and part of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Archive finding number #SD 1705/MS1949.

Design for an Alpha line dinner service. ca. 1930.
Design for an Alpha line dinner service. ca. 1930. British. Reginald G. Haggar, designer for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_35
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Stylized floral design. ca. 1930. British. Reginald G. Haggar, designer for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_35
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Tea cup and saucer with floral pattern with an aqua border. ca. 1930. British. Reginald G. Haggar, designer for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_35

Images of the Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw which was the summer residence of Polish King Stanisław August who reigned from 1764 to 1795 having previously been a paramour of the future Catherine the Great of Russia. From the collections of the Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw.

Drawing of the sculpture gallery at the Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw.
Drawing of the sculpture gallery at the Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. 18th c. Artist not known. Image © Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. Fair use license. via https://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en/katalog/historia-krolewskiej-kolekcji/historia-kolekcji-rzezby
"Northern elevation of the Royal Lazienki with Chinese porches." ca. 1788.
“Northern elevation of the Royal Lazienki with Chinese porches.” ca. 1788. Watercolor and ink. Johann Christian Kammsetzer, artist (1753-1795). Image © Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. Fair use license. via https://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en/katalog/historia-krolewskiej-kolekcji/historia-kolekcji-grafiki
"View of the Front of the  Myślewicki Palace,.with a Wooden building on the Eastern Side." 1784.
“View of the Front of the Myślewicki Palace,.with a Wooden building on the Eastern Side.” 1784. Brush and ink. Franciszek Smuglewicz, artist (1745-1807). Image © Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. Fair use license. via https://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en/katalog/historia-krolewskiej-kolekcji/historia-kolekcji-grafiki
"View of the Palace on the Isle from the Southern Side, with a Wooden Guardhouse and Tent in the Foreground." 1784.
“View of the Palace on the Isle from the Southern Side, with a Wooden Guardhouse and Tent in the Foreground.” 1784. Brush and paint. Franciszek Smuglewicz, artist (1745-1807). Image © Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. Fair use license. via https://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en/katalog/historia-krolewskiej-kolekcji/historia-kolekcji-grafiki
"View from the Ampitheatre of the Palace with the Planned West Wing." ca. 1792.
“View from the Ampitheatre of the Palace with the Planned West Wing.” ca. 1792. Artist not shown. Ink over a pencil sketch. Image © Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Warsaw. Fair use license. via https://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en/katalog/historia-krolewskiej-kolekcji/historia-kolekcji-grafiki

More drawings of marginalia for the prayer book of Maximilian I. 1515. Albrecht (Albert) Dürer, artist. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

Page 38.
Page 38 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/40/mode/2up
Page 42 (detail).
Page 42 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/42/mode/2up
Page 44 (detail).
Page 44 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/44/mode/2up
Page 40 (detail).
Page 40 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/40/mode/2up
Page 46 (detail).
Page 46 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/46/mode/2up

Selections from a collection of designs for bookbindings. Art Nouveau, more or less. Three completed in pencil and watercolor, and the others incorporating pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, and gilt accents. Designed in Paris between 1910 and 1914 by Charles Meunier with at least two having been used for books by Léon and Paul Gruel. Taken from the website of Bromer Booksellers, Boston whose stall I visited and whose staff I visited with at the antiquarian book fair in Boston last November. They had some wonderful things!

Floral.
Floral, yellow and green. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings
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Moorish design. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings
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Floral in green and blue. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings

Watercolor sketches of costume design concepts for a December 5, 1893 production at the National Theater of the Opera-Palais Garnier of the opera “La Walkyrie.” French. 19th century. Charles Bianchini, maker. Collections of the BnF Gallica, the French National Library.

"Schwertleite Mlle Heglon." View 4.
“Schwertleite Mlle Heglon.” View 4. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
"Siegmund." View 6.
“Siegmund.” View 6. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
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“Russelets.” View 16. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
"Wotan." View 12.
“Wotan.” View 12.
"Sieglinde." View 5.
“Sieglinde.” View 5. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2

Plates from “The Iliad Of Homer Engraved From The Compositions Of Iohn Flaxman RA Sculptor, London” which was published on March 1, 1805. Living from 1755 to 1826, John Flaxman worked as a modeller for Wedgwood early in his career. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Two of these engraved by William Blake.

"Hector and Ajax Separated by the Heralds."
“Hector and Ajax Separated by the Heralds: Between their Swords their Peaceful Sceptres Heard.” Plate 13. Tommaso Piroli, engraver, after a drawing by John Flaxman. Collection of the Royal Academy, London. Creative Commons license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/hector-and-ajax-separated-by-the-heralds
"Thetis calling Briareus to the assistance of Jupiter: Then call'd by Thee, the monster Titan came, Whom God's Briareus' men Aegean Name." Plate 4.
“Thetis calling Briareus to the Assistance of Jupiter: Then call’d by Thee, the monster Titan came, Whom God’s Briareus’ men Aegean Name.” Plate 4. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after a drawing by Thomas Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Creative Commons license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/thetis-calling-briareus-to-the-assistance-of-jupiter
Blake, William; Evans, Robert Harding; Flaxman, John; John and Arthur Arch; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; <I>The Iliad of Homer engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R.A., sculptor</I>, London 1805; Homer invoking the Muse
“Homer Invoking the Muse: Achilles Wrath to Greece the Direful Spring of Woes Unnumbered, Heavenly Goddess Sing!” Plate 1. William Blake, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Creative Commons license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/homer-invoking-the-muse
"Minerva Repressing the Fury of Achilles:
“Minerva Repressing the Fury of Achilles: When Half unsheathed Appeared the Glittering Blade, Minerva swift Descended from Above.” Plate 2. William Blake, engraver after a drawing by John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Creative Commons license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/minerva-repressing-the-fury-of-achilles

Plates signed by Agostino Tensini from the calligraphy manual “La uera regola dello scriuere : utile à giouani.” Published in 1680 and then around 1800. This copy having been signed by Giacomo Formento and dated 1789, it would appear to be the 1680 edition.

Page 5.
Page 5. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n4/mode/1up
Page 7
Page 7. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n6/mode/1up
Page 9.
Page 9. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n8/mode/1up
Page 10.
Page 10. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/laueraregoladell00tens/page/n10/mode/1up
Page 12.
Page 12. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via

Animals, mostly sheep. French. Charles Emile Jacques, artist (1813-1894). Part of the Barbizon School.

Feeding Time." No date.
“Feeding Time.” No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ch. Jacques” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/charles-emile-jacques-french-1879-1946-feeding-time-5787516-details.aspx
Two sheep. Drawing. No date.
Two sheep. Drawing. No date. Faded charcoal on paper. Signed on the lower left. Image © Proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=328062
"Landscape with Sheep." After 1848.
“Landscape with Sheep.” After 1848. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eoskins/9408347935

Studies done for the lid of the Steinway piano given to the White House during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. 1938. Art Deco. Dunbar Beck, artist. Also worked with the WPA and did murals for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

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“Come Muse Migrate,” study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/come-muse-migrate-art-deco-study-white-house-piano-whitman-poem/id-f_13181361/
"Music with Conch and Lyre,"
“Music with Conch and Lyre,” including a triton blowing a conch shell, and other gods with lyre, cymbals and flute. Study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/music-conch-lyre-study-white-house-piano-dunbar-beck-1938/id-f_13159091/