Off on a holiday to the shore with English painter Philip Connard. Living from 1875 to 1958, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London.

“Le Petit Journal.” ca. 1926. English. Graphite, ink and watercolor on paper. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © Tate Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/connard-le-petit-journal-n04244
“The River Tang.” 1913. English. Collections of the Manchester Art Gallery. © Estate of the artist. Image © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Connard-Manchester-Gallery-Unframed-Reproduction/dp/B07GC9NLLS
“At The Beach.” 1929-1940. English. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 incollect.com and Wiscasset Bay Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.incollect.com/listings/fine-art/paintings/philip-connard-at-the-beach-336449

Various Minton designs with animals, two fish and one bird, taken from a folio entitled “Majolica Vases and Plates: designs by Alfred Stevens who worked for Minton. All of these dating to 1850-1860. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728.

Bird sitting on a branch. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515

People living in an England that isn’t coming back. Painted by William Shayer Senior. Living from 1787 to 1879, he was a self taught artist. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. All of these from a current Dreweatts catalog.

“Waiting for the Herring Boats.” Undated. British. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/ef7f07ec-b4b2-4a3e-85d7-ad180124abe6
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Track.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Dead Oak Tree.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d

Visions of an India that isn’t coming back. One of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). English. Henry Salt, artist. Living from 1780 to 1827, he was also a diplomat and collector of antiquities.

“Ruins of the fort at Juanpore on the River Goomtee,” taken from “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source bl.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Salt-05.jpg
“View near Point de Galle, Ceylon” from “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source: bl.uk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years agovia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Salt-08.jpg
“Riacotta in the Baramahal,” Plate 12 of Henry Salt’s “Twenty Four Views in Saint Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt.” Published in 1809. Image source: europeana.eu. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riacotta_in_the_Baramahal.jpg

Depictions of very old book bindings that were in the British Museum in 1889. Taken from Henry B. Wheatley’s “Remarkable bindings in the British Museum, selected for their beauty or historic interest.”

“Commission from Venerio, doge of Venice, In dark red leather, Venetian, A.D. 1554. Plate XIV, Page 30. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/30/mode/1up
“English and Italian songs, English binding, with Arms of Queen Anne.” Plate XXII. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/46/mode/1up
“Description de Toute la terre saincte. Embroidered binding from the Library of Henry VIII.” Plate XXIII. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/n114/mode/1up
“H. Petrarcha, Embroidered binding belonging to Queen Katharine Parr.” Plate XXIV, page 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/52/mode/1up

Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Egyptian Revival with a Wedgwood twist. Very popular. These pieces all being recent but they have been making it off and on for a long time.

Black basalt canopic jar and cover with gilded bands of hieroglyphs and zodiac motifs. 1978. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Numbered 26 in a limited edition of 50. Impressed mark. Image © 1999 – 2021 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2698B/lots/393
Black and terracotta jasper Egyptian inkstand, the boat-form tray with a griffin or crocodile head at either end, fitted with a covered sander and pounce pot and a canopic jar inkwell, each with applied hieroglyphs in relief. 2000. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Impressed marks. Image  © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/skinner/modern-wedgwood-black-and-terra-cotta-jasper-egyptian-inkstand-1343159
Rosso Antico (red stoneware) sugar bowl and lid with black basalt decorations in Egyptian motifs with a crocodile finial on the lid. ca. 1805. Made in Staffordshire, England at Wedgwood’s Etruria Works. Ceramic. Image  © Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://collection.maas.museum/object/120135

Teapots made in silver, each one a little different. Designed in Britain by Christopher Dresser who lived from 1834 to 1904.

Spherical teapot in silver plate with an ebonized wood handle on four rod supports. 1880. Victorian. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield, manufacturer. Maker’s marks: marked on the underside and with design registration mark dated November 25, 1880. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-english-european-furniture-ceramics-silver-works-art/rare-victorian-silver-plated-teapot-290/115747
Teapot in silver with an ebony handle. ca. 1879. Victorian. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. Brian Asquith, Derbyshire, England, manufacturer for Alessi S. p. A. Crusinallo, Italy. Exhibition in the Pinakothek der Moderne, München. Image source Chris 73. Cc0 License 3.0. vai https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christopher_Dresser_-Teapot-_1879.jpg
Teapot in electroplated metal with an ebonized wood handle. ca. 1879. British. Christopher Dresser, designer. James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield, England, manufacturer. Maker’s marks: impressed with manufacturer’s mark “CW. DRESSER 2275 F R” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6250240

Baroque portraits of 17th century ladies, some with children too. English. John Michael Wright, painter. Living from 1617 to 1694, Wright trained in Edinburgh under the Scots painter George Jamesone.

Portrait of Jane Monins (c.1640-99), three-quarter length, in a blue and gold dress. 17th c. English. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/the-family-collection-of-the-late-countess-mountbatten-of-burma/portrait-of-jane-monins-c-1640-99-three-quarter
Portrait of Mrs. Salesbury with her grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth Bagot. 1675-1676. English. John Michael Wright. Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cco License. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/john-michael-wright-614
Portrait of Mary Villiers, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond (1622-1685), half-length, in a blue dress, her left hand resting on an Ouroboros, with her children, Esmé (1649-1660) and Mary (1651-1668). Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5630073

Illustrations of various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate. English, Gothic Revival.

“Chimney in the Great Parlour.” Page 25. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n25/mode/1up
“Staircase at Strawberry Hill.” Page 61. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n61/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Yellow Bed Chamber.” Page 42. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n42/mode/1up
“Library at Strawberry Hill.” Page 65. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n65/mode/1up