Waterfall art. Flemish. Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis, artist (1755-1813).

Cascatelle,” Undated. Oil on paper laid on canvas. Attributed to Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation.  Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/simon-joseph-alexandre-cl%C3%A9ment-denis/cascatelle-AEXAQCD1NyaTTn-Rc1D17w2
“A View to the Cascades of Tivoli,” which depicts Franch artist Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun and her 14 year old daughter sitting under a tree and sketching the cascades. 1790. Flemish. Oil on panel. Signed “S. Denis,” inscribed and dated on the lower right. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89625718_simon-joseph-alexandre-clement-denis-flemish
“View of the Cascades at Tivoli.” Undated. Flemish. Private collection. Image © Web Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/denis/tivoli1.html

 

Renaissance calligraphy and botany all in one place. More from the illuminated manuscript “Mira calligraphae monumenta”. Calligraphy done in 1561 and 1562 by Georg Bocskay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Flora and fauna added 30 years later by Joris Hoefnagel at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson Rudolph II.

“Common Apple, European Wild Pansy, and Giant Filbert.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 18. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2298/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-common-apple-european-wild-pansy-and-giant-filbert-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Sweet Violet and Spanish Broom.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 20, Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2300/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-sweet-violet-and-spanish-broom-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Dianthus and Almond.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 21. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2302/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-dianthus-and-almond-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/
“Gesner’sTulip, Ichneumon Fly, Kidney Bean, and Scarlet Runner Bean.” 1561-1562 with illumination added 1591-1596. Flemish and Hungarian, created in Vienna. Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment. Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 23. Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay, creators. Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum. No copyright, part of the Getty Museum’s Open Content program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2304/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-gesner’stulip-ichneumon-fly-kidney-bean-and-scarlet-runner-bean-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

Fan leaves that never did get turned into fans. From the website of Europeana which is a website with items from museums in the European Union.

Painted fan leaf with a landscape of mountains and a rising moon. Intended as a design for a fan. Silk and watercolor. 1850-1900. Dutch/Flemish. Maker not known. Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image in the public domain. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/90402/RP_T_1951_70.html?utm_source=new-website&utm_medium=button
Fan leaf made from Halas lace. 1910-1914. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1093.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=5
Lace fan leaf in the motif of two soldiers and a seven-headed monster. 1915. Lace. Anna Rucsinszki, designer. Staatliche Spitzenschule in Körmök Banya, manufacturer. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1075.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=8

Flowers from just a little bit back. 16th century. Flemish. Engravings, plates from Adriaan Collaert’s work “Florilegium.” Collaert lived from around 1560 to 1618 and was from a family filled with printmakers.

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Plate 2, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/4/mode/2up

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Plate 3, page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/5/mode/2up

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Plate 4, page 13. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/florilegium00coll/page/n13/mode/2up

Families from just a little while ago, painted by Gonzales Coques. A Flemish artist, he lived from 1614 to 1684. Probably worked for or in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck for several years in the early 1630s.

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“Family of Jan-Baptista Anthoine.” 1664. Oil on copper. Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gonzales_Coques_-_Family_of_Jan-Baptista_Anthoine_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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Family Portrait in a Landscape. ca. 1657. Oil on panel. Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gonzales_Coques_-_Family_Portrait_in_a_Landscape.jpg

Jacques van Eyck, Mayor of Antwerp and his Family (?)
Portrait of the Duarte family. ca. 1653. Oil on oak. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Image Szépművészeti Múzeum © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.mfab.hu/artworks/portrait-of-the-duarte-family/

Symbolist ladies lying around in a golden light. Flemish. Jan Frans De Boever, artist (1872-1949). Did illustrations for Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal.”

"Les Gerbes." 1920s.
“Les Gerbes.” 1920s. In the public domain due to age. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2018/03/jan-frans-de-boever-1872-1949-les.html

"Butin." No exact date.
“Butin.” No exact date. In the public domain due to age. via https://decadenthandbook.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/jan-frans-de-boever/

"La Sorcière." Undated. In the public domain.
“La Sorcière.” Undated. In the public domain. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/45179564_1025026217693698_3443560428376948736_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=I4LNo7SnPrkAQn3GIXZSz0oQDdtQw2X4ZeX_a-wBzRx2i_DBcfbwQf3IQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&oh=ecae2ade51d8b099fb7c53a2458b9bd4&oe=5E6E2B41

"Sirenes." ca. 1938.
“Sirenes.” ca. 1938. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/figurative-paintings/jan-frans-deboever-sirenes/id-a_291822/

"Nereides." ca. 1928.
“Nereides.” ca. 1928. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/jan-frans-deboever-nereides/id-a_54067/

Monkeys and other animals dressed up and acting like people but from a while back. Flemish artist Ferdinand van Kessel. Living from 1648 to 1696, he also painted landscapes and still lifes.

"A Tavern Interior with Monkeys Drinking and Smoking." 17th c.
“A Tavern Interior with Monkeys Drinking and Smoking.” 17th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Ferdinand-Van-Kessel/A-Tavern-Interior-With-Monkeys-Drinking-And-Smoking.html

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“A Musical Concert With A Feline Choir And A Monkey Playing An Oboe.” 17th c. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/After-Ferdinand-Van-Kessel/A-Musical-Concert-With-A-Feline-Choir-And-A-Monkey-Playing-An-Oboe.html

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“The Monkey Barber.” 17th c. Oil on canvas. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1067-1/1322-ferdinand-van-kessel.html

Paintings of the insides of churches with wonderful ceiling detail to lift your eyes up. Pieter Neefs (or Neeffs) the Younger (ca. 1620-after 1675). Flemish, he learned to paint from his father who painted buildings too.

"The Interior of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk in Antwerp with elegant Figures conversing." 1640-1675.
“The Interior of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk in Antwerp with elegant Figures conversing.” 1640-1675. Oil on panel. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Neefs_the_Younger_-_The_Interior_of_the_Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe-Kerk_in_Antwerp_with_elegant_Figures_conversing.jpg

"The Nave of Antwerp Cathedral." 1650-1700.
“The Nave of Antwerp Cathedral.” 1650-1700. Oil on oak. A collaboration of Neefs and Frans Francken III. Collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Neefs_the_Younger_-_The_nave_of_Antwerp_Cathedral.jpg

"Interior of a Gothic Church." 1653.
“Interior of a Gothic Church.” 1653. Oil on copper. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peeter_Neeffs_(II)_-_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church_-_WGA16485.jpg

Renaissance calligraphy and botany in one. “Mira calligraphae monumenta “. An illuminated manuscript with calligraphy done in 1561 and 1562 by Georg Bocksay, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Flora and fauna added thirty years later by Joris Hoefnagel at the request of Ferdinand’s grandson Rudolph II.

"Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear."
“Mayfly, Red Campion, and Pear.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2283/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-mayfly-red-campion-and-pear-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

"Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut."
“Love-in-a-Mist, Sweet Cherry, and Spanish Chestnut.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2284/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-love-in-a-mist-sweet-cherry-and-spanish-chestnut-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

"Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed."
“Fly or Blister Beetle, Willow Bellflower, Gourd, and Bindweed.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2285/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-fly-or-blister-beetle-willow-bellflower-gourd-and-bindweed-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

"Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail."
“Gillyflower, Mayfly, Fly, and Snail.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2286/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-gillyflower-mayfly-fly-and-snail-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/

"Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot."
“Caterpillar, Dog-Tooth Violet, Pear, and Apricot.” 16th c. Flemish and Hungarian. Ink on parchment with watercolors and gold and silver paint. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Downloaded under the Getty Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2287/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-caterpillar-dog-tooth-violet-pear-and-apricot-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-15

18th-century people got up to look like the ancients did. Maybe.Neoclassical. Joseph-Benoit Suvée, Belgian/Flemish artist (ca. 1747-1807).

"Cornelia, madre dei Gracchi." 1795.
“Cornelia, madre dei Gracchi.” 1795. Painting. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joseph-Beno%C3%AEt_Suv%C3%A9e_-_Cornelia,_madre_dei_Gracchi.JPG

"Invention of the Art of Drawing." 1791.
“Invention of the Art of Drawing.” 1791. Collection of the Groeninge Museum, Bruges. In the public domain due to age. via http://rijksmuseumamsterdam.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-originof-painting-in.html

"Birth of the Virgin." ca. 1778. Sketch.
“Birth of the Virgin.” ca. 1778. Sketch. Image © WahooArt.org. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/A2A8FF-Joseph-Benoit-Suv%C3%A9e-Birth-of-the-Virgin-(sketch).

"L'Eté. Troyes." No date.
“L’Eté. Troyes.” No date. In the public domain. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazanto/9506376263