Volcano art, all of these of Mount Vesuvius in mid eruption. One with a bit of Pompeii. English. Sebastian Pether, painter. Living from 1790 to 1844, he painted landscapes. Had a son who was a mosaic artist.

“The Bay of Naples.” 1823. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “S. Pether 1823” on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/master-paintings-part-ii/the-bay-of-naples
“The Eruption of Vesuvius.” 1825. Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.getdailyart.com/22491/sebastian-pether/the-eruption-of-vesuvius
“Eruption of Vesuvius with Destruction of a Roman City.” 1824. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Image © 2021 KCRW. Fair use license. via https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/art-talk/la-art-scene-on-fire-opening-of-the-new-season

Victorian horses (and a cow). Thomas Walker Bretland, English painter. Living from 1802 to 1874, he started out painting coaches and carriage with his father. Later he switched to horses and other animals.

“Hare Coursing.” ca. 1838. English. Oil on canvas. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4933836
“A black stallion in a landscape.” 1840s. English. Signed, inscribed and indistinctly dated on the lower left: “Bretland / Glasgow / 184[].” Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/royal-and-noble/a-black-stallion-in-a-landscape
“Longhorn Cow.” 1864. English. Oil on canvas. Collections of Shugborough Hall.. Image © Staffordshire Heritage & Arts. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/longhorn-cow-18555

Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

More of an older Australia, illustrations by George French Angas’ for “South Australia Illustrated” which was published in London in 1847 . Collections of the State Library of South Australia.

“Port Lincoln, looking across the Boston Bay towards Spencers Gulf, Stanford Hill and Thistle Island in the Distance.” Page 42. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18569
“Mount Cambier, and one of its volcanic lakes (after sunset). Page 50. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18577
“Waungerri Lake and the Marble Range westward of Port Lincoln.” Page 59. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18586
“Lower Falls of Glen Stuart, on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide.” Page 65. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18592

Fish. Fish a little while ago, that is, plates taken from Jonathan Couch’s work “A history of the fishes of the British islands.” Volume I. Published in London by Groombridge in 1868-1869.

“Surmullet.” Plate XLVII, Page 209. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/316/mode/1up
“Red Mullet.” Plate XLVIII. Page 217. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/326/mode/1up
“Bogue.” Plate L. Page 224. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/338/mode/1up
“Becker. Plate LI. Page 229. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/343/mode/1up
“Couch’s Sea Bream.” Plate LII. Page 230. Collections of and digitalized by the Marine Biological Library, Woods Hole. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17691#page/348/mode/1up

Dinosaurs with nice smiles looking happy. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Pareiasaurus. Total length about nine feet (Remains found in Cape Colony, South Africa).” Page 104. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=104&size=125
“A triassic labyrnthodont (about 1/6 natural size): A Belemnite: under view showing funnel by the aid of which it moved backwards.” Page 99. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=99&size=125
“Plesiosaurus.” Page 108. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=108&size=125
“Ceratosaurus (Total length about 20 feet). Remains found in Jurassic strata of Colorado, U.S.A.” Page 118. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=118&size=300
“Megalosaurus. Total length about 25 feet (Remains found in England, France, South Africa, and India)”. Page 130. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=130&size=400

More plates with more dinosaurs coming.

Plates from W. H. Pyne’s work “The history of the royal residences of Windsor Castle, Saint James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore” which was published between 1816 and 1819. These being from Volume I of three.

“Ancient Kitchen, Windsor Castle.” Image 29. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=31
“Ancient Bell Tower, Windsor Castle.” Image 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=52
“Staircase, Windsor Castle.” Image 108. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7qp2n24k&view=1up&seq=108

Dreamy images from “Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra,” Volume 1. A collaboration of Owen Jones, Jules Goury, and Pascual de Gayangos. Published between 1842 and 1845.

“Divan – Patio de la Alberca.” Page 90. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, Sala de la Barca. Details des Grande Arcs dans le salle de la Barque.Plan de Pendentis. Page 96. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, fentre dans alcove, salle des Soeurs.” Page 156. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0

I wish I could say I found this one. I know of many Owen Jones folios with wonderful imagery but this one about the Alhambra I had no idea it existed. I found it through my good friend who posts Islamic art who is on Twitter at @ReemK10 and on Instagram at @paperpills10 who I thank very much. If you enjoy Islamic art, please check out her posts which are wonderful. This is only three images and there are two volumes of them.

Designs on gems that were antique back in 1785. Plates from “A Collection of Fifty Prints from Antique Gems, in the Collections of The Right Honourable Earl Percy, The Honourable C.F. Greville, and T.M. Slade, Esquire” which was published by John Boydell in London.

“Triptolemus, in Sardonic Orient and dactyliotheca” Honorable C. F. Greville.” Page 17. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=17
“Ostriades, in Carniola, and Dactyl.” Honorable C. F. Greville. Page 21. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=21
“Chimaera, Egypt in Carniola, and Dactyl.” Honorable C. F. Greville. Page 27. Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t2h732195&view=1up&seq=27&size=200

Illustrations by Margaret Armour for W. B. MacDougall’s 1897 work “The Fall of the Nibelungs.” Published in London by J. M. Dent and Company.

Page 21, Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n21/mode/2up
Page 39. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n39/mode/2up
Page 57. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n57/mode/2up