People out and about on the ice in winter. Nicolaes (Klaes) Molenaer, Dutch Golden Age artist. Living from around 1626 to 1676, he was from a family of painters.

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Winter landscape with skaters. 1650-1676. Oil on panel. Private collection. Source: wga.hu. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Klaes_Molenaer_-_Winter_Landscape_with_Skaters_-_WGA16111.jpg
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A winter landscape. 17th c. Oil on panel. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/nicolaes-molenaer/a-winter-landscape-RDcOfqfQpr1-BpxEXdG9yA2
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A Winter Landscape with Numerous Figures on a Frozen River Outside the Town Walls. 17th c. A winter landscape with numerous figures on a frozen river outside the town walls. 17th c. Signed ‘K. Molenaer” on the lower left. Image © Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts. Fair use license. via http://www.steigrad.com/molenaer-winter-landscape

Have a cup of tea the Jugendstil way. The Eastern European version of Art Nouveau and dating from around 1900 to 1913.

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Teakettle with heater. Jugendstil. German. Copper and brass. F & R Fischer, maker. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.de/itm/273509832308
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Tea kettle with heater. Jugendstil. Brass and copper. Makers marks: Impressed “D” and “OED” with crossed swords on underside. Image © 2011-2020 Auctionet.com. Fair use license. via https://auctionet.com/en/925582-jugendstil-teekessel-mit-rechaud/images
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Teapot with heater and raffia wrapped handle. Jugendstil. Brass with the teapot having a tinned interior. Part hallmarked. Image © Kunst-Auktionshaus Wendl, Rudolstadt, and Very Important Lot. Fair use license. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/jugendstil-teekanne-aus-messing-mit-rechaud-240833
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Teakettle with heater. Jugendstil. ca. 1910. Brass and copper. Designed by Dutch designer Jan Eisenloeffel for F. & R. Fischer which was in Germany. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/727975242/jugendstil-tea-kettle-on-rechaud-brass?ref=listing_published_alert

Trompe l’oeil so well done you’ll think you hear a hunting horn being played in the next room. By Dutch Golden Age painter Christoffel Pierson who lived from 1631 to 1714.

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“Niche with Falconry Gear.” Probably 1660s. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery of Art,Washington, DC. Image © 2020 National Gallery of Art . Fair use license. via https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.124519.html
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A Trompe l’Oeil of Hawking Equipment, including a Glove, a Net and Falconry Hoods, hanging on a Wall. ca. 1650-1714. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christoffel_Pierson_-_trompe_l-oeil.jpg
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Stillleben mit Jagdwaffen und -gerät. 1699. Collections of the Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1699_Pierson_Stillleben_mit_Jagdwaffen_und_-ger%C3%A4t_anagoria.JPG
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Trompe-L’oeil-Stillleben mit Jagdgerätschaften. No date. Oil on canvas. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/christoffel-pierson/trompe-loeil-stillleben-mit-jagdger%C3%A4tschaften-r8AH9bccQ208RC49EraabA2

People out and about after dark just a little while back. Johan Mongels Culverhouse, artist. Living from 1820 to 1894, he was born in the Netherlands.

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“Skaters before a Riverside Town.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J M Culverhouse 79” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020 . Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/johann-mongels-culverhouse-dutch-1820-1895-skaters-5601846-details.aspx
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“Moonlit Market.” 1874. Oil on canvas. In the public domain due to age. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/8YDGNQ-Johann-Mongels-Culverhouse-Moonlit-Market
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“Figures Skating by Moonlight.” 1858. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “JM.Culverhouse/1858” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15907/lot/5/

Children painted by Dutch Golden Age artist Jan Lievens (1607-1674). Shared a studio with Rembrandt for several years from around 1626 to 1631.

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“A Young Girl.” 17th c. Oil on panel. Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Signed on the bottom left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_young_girl,_by_Jan_Lievens.jpg
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Portrait of a girl. 17th c. Oil. Collections of the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leipzig,_Museum_der_bildenden_K%C3%BCnste,_Jan_Lievens,_Brustbild_eines_M%C3%A4dchens.JPG
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“Kinderkopje.” 1632. Collections of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Lievens_-_Kinderkopje_-_1456_(OK)_-_Museum_Boijmans_Van_Beuningen.jpg

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

The very latest in light fixtures that were just the thing if you aspired to be chic in Amsterdam in the 1920s. Made by De Nieuwe Honsel, a firm that specialized in stained glass.

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Ceiling lamp with devil-like dancers, birds, dragons and frogs. ca.1918. Dutch. Designed by Hendrik Cornelis Herens for Nieuwe Honsel. Image © Amsterdamse School. Fair use license. via https://amsterdamse-school.nl/personen/kunstenaars/henk-herens-atelier-de-nieuwe-honsel/
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Table lamp. No date. Dutch. Designed by Hendrik Cornelis Herens for Nieuwe Honsel. Auctioned by Botterweg in October of 1913. Image © Amsterdamse School. Fair use license. via https://amsterdamse-school.nl/personen/kunstenaars/henk-herens-atelier-de-nieuwe-honsel/
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Pendant light with stained glass in the design of birds’ heads. 1920s. Designed by Herens for Nieuwe Honsel. Image © 2020 Fabenz.com. Fair use license. via http://www.fabenz.com/meubels/2016/amsterdam-school-de-nieuwe-honsel-pendant-light-by-h-c-herens
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Electric hanging lamp. 1929-1935. Brass and iron with stained glass typical of De Nieuwe Honsel at that time. Collection of the Openlucht Museum, Arnhem. In the public domain. via https://openluchtmuseum.nl/en/collectie/object/159753

Animals in Brazil from a long way back from that long forgotten time when part of it belonged to the Netherlands. 17th century. Painted by Dutch artist Frans Post (1612-1680). Collections of the Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem and exhibited together at the Rijksmuseum a few years ago.

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“Jaguar.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tastes-like-chicken-brazilian-animal-art-amsterdam/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL&utm_content=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL+CID_8d3db4dddd700e0819d6b2e8463c8537&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Apollo&utm_term=Tastes%20like%20chicken
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“Capiebare” (capybara). 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.codart.nl/art-works/newly-discovered-brazilian-animal-drawings-by-frans-post-to-be-presented-at-the-rijksmuseum/
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“Giant Anteater.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/dutch-seventeenth-century-art-about-brazilian-animals/
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“Tatu Peba” (six banded armadillo). 17th c. 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.codart.nl/art-works/newly-discovered-brazilian-animal-drawings-by-frans-post-to-be-presented-at-the-rijksmuseum/
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“Neon flying squid with its tentacles. 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.ft.com/content/d0466dd6-99cb-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d
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“Spider Monkey.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tastes-like-chicken-brazilian-animal-art-amsterdam/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL&utm_content=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL+CID_8d3db4dddd700e0819d6b2e8463c8537&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Apollo&utm_term=Tastes%20like%20chicken

Frans Post also did some nice landscapes of early Brazil which are the subject of an earlier post here.

Still lifes with parrots. 17th and 18th century, Continental painters.

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“Fruit Still Life with Two Parrots.” 17th c. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Balthasar van der Ast, artist (1593-94 to 1657). Collection of the Statens Museum for Kunst. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2020903/KMSsp207
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“Fruit Still Life with a Parrot.” ca. 1681-1720. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Monogrammed “G.S.” on the tablecloth. Gabriello Salci, artist. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1076-1/1109-gabriello-salci.html
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“Still-life with Fruits, Parrots and White Cockatoo.” 1710s. Hungarian. Jakab Bogdány, artist (1660-1724). Image Szépművészeti Múzeum © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.mfab.hu/artworks/still-life-with-fruits-parrots-and-white-cockatoo/

Art from the Symbolist school, these by the naturalized French artist Léonard Sarluis, who was born in the Netherlands. Living from 1874 to 1949, he arrived in Paris at the age of 20 and stayed. Liked biblical themes.

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“Déesse égyptienne devant un roi babylonien.” 1926. Painting. Signed on the lower left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D%C3%A9esse-egyptienne-devant-un-roi-babylonien.jpg
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“Scène biblique : la Trinité.” 1945. Signed and numbered “SARLUIS / 18.” Autographed “To Mademoiselle Lasch / affectionate souvenir / Sarluis / 1945” on a piece of paper attached to the back. Image © lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/leonard-sarluis-la-haye-1874-paris-1949-scene-biblique-la-trinite-31032079?perPage=50
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“Deux Anges Veillant un prophète.” No date. Pastel and black pencil. Signed on the bottom left. Image © findartinfo.com. Fair use license. via http://www.findartinfo.com/english/art-pictures/6/14/0/Pastel/page/3022.html
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“La Divine Comédie, ” one of a suite of twelve charcoal drawings on paper. No date. Signed. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/10118063
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“La Divine Comédie, ” one of a suite of twelve charcoal drawings on paper. No date. Signed. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/10118063
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Illustration for Gaston de Pawlowski’s ” Voyage au pays de la quatrième dimension.” 1923. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=5957280

Many thanks to Monsieur Navaron, @MonsieurNavaron on twitter, for sending me a link to a Sarlius work which gave me the idea for the post.