Somewhere near Scotland just a little while ago. Genre scenes by artist Sir David Wilkie. Living from 1875 to 1841, he was Principal Painter in Ordinary to King William IV and Queen Victoria.

“The Letter of Introduction.” 1813. Scottish. Oil on panel. Collections of the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sir_David_Wilkie_-The_Letter_of_Introduction-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
“The Blind Fiddler.” 1806. Scottish. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Oil paint on mahogany. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-blind-fiddler-n00099
“The Peep-o’-Day Boys’ Cabin, in the West of Ireland.” 1835-1836, exhibited in 1836. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-peep-o-day-boys-cabin-in-the-west-of-ireland-n00332
“The First Ear-Ring.” 1834-1835, exhibited in 1835. Scottish. Oil on mahogany. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-first-ear-ring-n00328
Study for “Blind Man’s Buff”. 1811. Scottish. Oil on mahogany. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-study-for-blind-mans-buff-n00921

18th century people out and about seen through a later rose colored haze. History paintings by French artist Maurice Leloir. Living from 1953 to 1940, he was the son of two artists.

“A Romantic Lunch.” Undated. French. Image © 2014-2021 Masterpieces | Tutt’Art. Fair use license. via https://www.fineartphotographyvideoart.com/2020/04/Maurice-Leloir.html
“The Boating Party.” French. Image © 2014-2021 Masterpieces | Tutt’Art. Fair use license. via https://www.fineartphotographyvideoart.com/2020/04/Maurice-Leloir.html
“The Models.” 1883. French. Signed and dated “1883” on the lower right. Image © Berko Fine Paintings Copyright 2021. Fair use license. via http://www.berkofinepaintings.com/catalogue/the-models/

Getting a little fresh air with Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim. Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), Meyerheim lived from 1808 to 1879. Influenced by the Düsseldorf school.

Heimkehr vom Feld.” 1849. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image source: Hindman, Chicago and Hampel Auctions. Signed and dated on the lower left “F E Meyerheim. 1849.” In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Eduard_Meyerheim_Heimkehr_vom_Feld_1849.jpg
“Girl From The Harz Mountains With Child.” Undated. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/friedrich-eduard-meyerheim-1808-1879-german/
Die Bleiche.” 1845. Signed and dated on the lower left. Oil on canvas. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Eduard_Meyerheim_-_Die_Bleiche,_1845.jpg

History pictures of people living in crowds. French. Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel, artist. Living from 1839 to 1929, he studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme. Specialized in historical genre paintings.

“Baptism of the Condé.” 19th c. French. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolphe_Alexandre_Lesrel_Baptism_of_the_Conde.jpg
“A Musical Interlude.” 1903. French. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lesrel_Adolphe_Alexandre_A_Musical_Interlude.jpg
“The Swallows Leaving.” Undated. French. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower right. Image © Galerie Ary Jan, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.galeriearyjan.com/en/lesrel-adolphe-alexandre.htm

Domestic scenes filled with men doing things, mostly sitting in chairs. English. John Arthur Lomax, genre painter. Living from 1857 to 1923, he studied at the Munich Academy and in Stuttgart, but returned to Britain to paint.

Oil. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_018_(38734146554).jpg
Artwork. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_016_(38563681655).jpg
Artwork. Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Arthur_Lomax_055_(39411482122).jpg

Domestic scenes filled with children having fun by German genre painter Gustav Igler. Living from 1842 to 1938, he studied art in Vienna. Igler also served as principal of technical painting at the Academy in Stuttgart.

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“Kinder.” Before 1938. Source: haynesfineart.com. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustav_Igler_-_Kinder.jpg

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“Mütterchen.” 1872. Source: iamachild.wordpress.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustav_Igler_-_M%C3%BCtterchen_1872.jpg

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“Beim Reparieren des Drachens.” 1895. Source: myartprints.co.uk. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustav_Igler_-_Beim_Reparieren_des_Drachens_1895.jpg

People getting all dressed up and going out. French. Henri Gervex, painter. Living from 1852 to 1929, he studied under Alexandre Cabanel.

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“An Evening at Pré Catelan.” 1909. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. vai https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Une_soir%C3%A9e_au_Pr%C3%A9_Catelan_-_Henri_Gervex.jpg

"Un soir de grand prix au pavillon d'Armenonville." 1905.
“Un soir de grand prix au pavillon d’Armenonville.” 1905. Collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Un_soir_de_grand_prix_au_pavillon_d%27Armenonville_-_Henri_Gervex.jpg

”Yachting in the Archipelago”.
”Yachting in the Archipelago”. A preparatory sketch in smaller dimensions for “Yachting in the Archipelago.” 1898. Signed and dated H. Gervex 1898. Image © Uppsala Auktionskammare. Fair use license. via https://www.uppsalaauktion.se/en/auctions/?auction_name=20170606&catalog_nr=1279

Paintings of children by American genre artist James Wells Champney (1843-1903). Victorian. Also did illustrating and painted landscapes but I like these best.

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“The Lesson.” 1874. Oil painting. Image © Ocean’s Bridge Group Ltd. Artwork in the public domain. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/c/ce-ci/champney-james-wells/the-lesson

"Puss-in-Boots." No exact date.
“Puss-in-Boots.” 1875 Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Artwork in the public domain. via https://www.amazon.com/Puss-Boots-James-Wells-Champney/dp/B017T9TYR4

"Scraping the bowl." ca. 1879. Oil on canvas.
“Scraping the bowl.” ca. 1879. Oil on canvas. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/james-wells-champney/scraping-the-bowl-Am1TeR_uzokBWg3LojZCAQ2

"Child holding Cherries." No exact date. In the public domain.
“Child holding Cherries.” No exact date. In the public domain. via https://americangallery.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/james-wells-champney-1843-1903-2/

Neo-Pompeian Art with a Germanic spin. Anton von Werner, artist (1843-1915). Generally painted court pictures filled with people with medal filled chests but he did these too.

Silver gelatin print of a wall painting from the  six-part cycle "The Roman Life" that was  made for the Café Bauer in Berlin. Photograph after an original painting that was a   collaboration between von Verner and Christian Wilberg. ca. 1880.
Silver gelatin print, entitled “Number 6”, of a wall painting from the six-part cycle “The Roman Life” that was made for the Café Bauer in Berlin. Photograph after an original painting that was a collaboration between von Verner and Christian Wilberg. ca. 1880. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group). Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/jeschke-van-vliet/catalogue-id-jeschke10014/lot-b0c54013-23b5-4d04-b101-a66f017fc9e7

"Exitium." No exact date.
‘Exitium” No exact date. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-german-court-paintings-of-anton-von-werner/

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“Das Gastmahl (The Symposion Feast).” 1877. In the public domain due to age. via http://digicult.it/digimag/simposio-5-a-relation-network/attachment/das-gastmahl-the-symposion-feast-by-anton-von-werner-1877/

Out into the countryside with French artist Jules-Émile Zingg (1882-1942). Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris but raised in the countryside as you can see from his art.

"La place du Russey." ca. 1936.
“La place du Russey.” ca. 1936. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left, Image © Drouot, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.drouot.com/lot/publicShow?id=8975118&controller=lot&&action=publicShow&lang=en

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“Paysage de neige.” No date. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jules-emile-zingg/paysage-de-neige-JbomEFBzhGu4i1DQYUdzbA2

Winter scene with loggers arriving in a village. No exact date.
Winter scene with loggers arriving in a village. No exact date. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right with old labels on the back. Image © Proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=472478