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.

"Déesse égyptienne devant un roi babylonien."
“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
"Deux Anges Veillant un prophète."
“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
"La Divine Comédie"
“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.

Canada from just a little while back. Cornelius Krieghoff, artist. Living from 1815 to 1872, he was born in the Netherlands but mostly worked in Canada and was married to a French-Canadian woman.

"The Blizzard." 1857.
“The Blizzard.” 1857. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada. In the public domain due to age. via https://twitter.com/NatGalleryCan/status/1088179265969876992
"Winter Landscape, Laval." 1862.
“Winter Landscape, Laval.” 1862. Oil on canvas. Fair use license. via https://b-womeninamericanhistory19.blogspot.com/2019/08/women-on-north-american-canadian_13.html
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“Camp de chasse, en hiver” 1858. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_de_chasse_en_hiver_-_Cornelius_Krieghoff.jpg
"Moose Hunters." 1854-1864. Oil on canvast
“Moose Hunters.” 1854-1864. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cornelius_Krieghoff_-_Moose_Hunters_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Pictures of birds by Dutch illustrator Johannes Gerardus Keulemans to hang up all over and feel like you are living in the bird house at the zoo. Living from 1842 to 1912, he mostly worked in England illustrating ornithology books.

"A moho takahe" (Notornis mantelli). 1902.
“A moho takahe” (Notornis mantelli). 1902. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “JG Keulemans DECEMBER 1902” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/johannes-gerardus-keulemans-1842-1912-a-moho-5350989-details.aspx
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“Great Auks.” Before 1903. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Keulemans-GreatAuk.jpg
"Pipreola whitelyi." 1886.
“Pipreola whitelyi.” 1886. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PipreolaWhitelyiKeulemans.jpg

Paintings of Dutch women at home, all in the best Japonisme manner with dresses that were made to look like kimonos which was right on trend.George Hendrik Breitner, painter (1857-1923). Impressionst school, he was also a photographer.

"The Earring." 1893. Oil on canvas.
“The Earring.” 1893. Oil on canvas. Image © Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/101543/the-earring
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“Vrouw in Japansche kimono (Geesje Kwak)” (Girl in a white kimono). ca. 1893. Oil on canvas. Signed “G.H Breitner” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/george-hendrik-breitner-rotterdam-1857-1923-amsterdam-5827262-details.aspx
"Girl in Red Kimono." ca. 1893.
“Girl in Red Kimono.” ca. 1893. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 MCH Group | Curiator. Fair use license. via https://curiator.com/art/george-hendrik-breitner/girl-in-red-kimono-1