Crowds of people doing something exciting. Well maybe not that exciting but still they are very dressed up. German. Anton von Werner, artist (1843-1915). Painted many panoramic pictures of the Hohenzollern dynasty who ruled Germany at that time.

“Die Eröffnung des deutschen Reichstages im Weißen Saal des Berliner Schlosses am 25. Juni 1888.” 1893. German. Oil painting. Image source: Bismarcks Reichstag. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anton_von_Werner,_Inauguration_of_the_Reichstag,_oil-painting_1893.png
Anton von Werner, “Unveiling of the Richard-Wagner-Monument in the Tiergarten.” 1908. German. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Berlinische Galerie. In the public domain due to age. via https://berlinischegalerie.de/en/exhibitions/spotlight/
“Baptism in my home.”1879. German. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunications,, Frankfurt. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anton_von_Werner_Taufe_in_meinem_Hause.jpg
The proclamation of the German Empire at Versailles in 1871″. Version commissioned by the Prussian royal family for chancellor Bismarck’s 70th birthday. 1885. German. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Bismarck-Museum Friedrichsruh. Image source: Museen Nord / Bismarck Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_v_Werner_-Kaiserproklamation_am_18_Januar_1871(3._Fassung_1885).jpg

Very atmospheric mountains, all painted by German landscape artist Heinrich Steinike (1825-1909).

“King’s Lake (Königssee).” 19th c. German. Collections of and image source Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba, Havana. Artwork itself in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Steinike_-_El_lago_del_Rey.jpg
“Romantische Gebirgslandschaft.” 19th c. German. Oil on canvas. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Auktionshaus Wendl,, Rudolstadt. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/steinike-heinrich-1825-bollinghausen-1909-duessel-3827-c-f74455cabe#
“Sunset on the Banks of a Mountain Lake.” 19th c. German. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Kunsthaus Lempertz KG, Köln. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/heinrich-steinike-sunset-on-the-banks-of-a-mounta-142-c-ea9446493b

Geometrical figures and perspective drawings, 16th century watercolors preserved at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony. No artist or author’s name but beautiful.

Image 63. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs
Image 65. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs
Image 69. Image 65. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs

How the ancients really lived. Plates from Wilhelm Zahn and Otto Jahn’s 1828 work “Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae” which was published in Berlin. All of these being Pompeii decor.

“Aus Pompeii.” Page 17. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 45. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Fries aus dem Tempel der Isis zu Pompeii.” Page 49. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 59. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn

Jugendstil brooches, all of these from a recent auction catalogue from Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH in Vienna. Made in Austria and Germany.

Brooch in embossed silver and coral. 1925. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna. Maker’s marks: mark for Hoopoe and an illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1925-silber-getrieben-koralle-seitlich-gemarkt-53907422?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in embossed silver and moss agate. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna, probably by Anton Pribyl. Maker’s marks: marked on the side with a mark for “Greyhound.” Badly legible master’s mark “AP” probably for Anton Pribyl, inspection mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1900-silber-getrieben-moosachat-seitlich-gemarkt-53907427?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in chased silver, pearls and lapis lazuli with enamel. ca. 1909. Jugendstil. Probably made in Germany. Maker’s marks: marked on the back: silver fineness “975”; illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wohl-deutschland-um-1909-silber-getrieben-perlen-lapislazuli-53907429?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2

Botanical watercolors from the 18th century by watercolorist Georg Dionysius Ehret who was born in Germany but worked in Britain. Living from 1708 to 1770, he was a botanist and entomologist. All of these being taken from a current Sotheby’s auction catalogue.

“The South American ‘candle’ Cactus.” 18th c. German/British. Watercolor and bodycolor, heighted with gum arabic on vellum. Signed “G. D. Ehret, P.” on the lower right Inscribed “CEREUS; erectus altissimus / syrinamenssis. Par. Pat.” on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sothebyz. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-fine-line-master-works-on-paper-from-five-centuries/the-south-american-candle-cactus
“The Amaryllis.” 1761. German/British. Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum. Signed “G.D. Ehret. pinxit. 1761, AMARYLLIS Linn. / Lilic-Narcissus Scillae folus / flore niveo linea purpurea striato. Ehret / Tab.5.f2  on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-fine-line-master-works-on-paper-from-five-centuries/the-amaryllis
“The Passion Flower.” 18th c. German/British. Watercolor and bodycolor on watermarked laid paper. Inscribed ” Passiflora holosericea” on the lower left. Further inscribed ” Granadilla folio hastato holosericeo, petalis candicantibus fimbrus ex purpureo & luteo varus, Martin / Linn: Sp: Pl: 958” at the upper cfenter. Numbered 27 at the lower center. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-fine-line-master-works-on-paper-from-five-centuries/the-passion-flower
The White Lily.” 18th c. German/British. Watercolor and bodycolor, heightened witih gum arabic on laid paper. Inscribed ” Prinum. americanum. / Lilio – Asphodelus Americanus, Semper-virens maximus, polyananthos albus / Com. Rar. Pl. i4. / Linn: Sp: Pl: 292” on the ;lower left. Numbered 7 at the lower center. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-fine-line-master-works-on-paper-from-five-centuries/the-white-lily

Designs for southern Italian tile ornaments, perfect for the conservatory whenever you get around to getting it finished. Plates from Johann Eduard Jacobsthal’s work “Süd-italienische Fliesen-Ornamente,” published in Germany in 1886. The idea for the post being taken from an idea on the art blog www.design-is-fine.org.

Figures 1 and 2, page 23. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n23/mode/1up
Figures 1, 2, and 3. Page 25. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n25/mode/1up
Figures 1 and 2. Page 27. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n27/mode/1up

Interiors of places somewhere out there with a few people here and there. Very peaceful looking and painted by German artist Franz Stegmann who lived from 1831 to 1892.

“Im Chor des Münsters zu Aachen.” 1890. German. Oil on wood. Signed and dated on the back. Title on the back. Image source Düsseldorf Auktionshaus. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Stegmann_Im_Chor_des_Doms_zu_Aachen_1890.jpg 
Badende Frauen in einer Grotte an der Mittelmeerküste.” 19th c. German. Oil on canvas. Image source: Artnet. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frauen_in_Mittelmeergrotte_Franz_Stegmann.jpg
View of the Choir Stalls in the Lambertuskirche in Dusseldorf. 19th c. German. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/amber-tree/31557265380/

More animal art. Chickens. 19th century chickens but looking about the same. Painted in Germany by Julius Scheuerer (1859-1913).

Poultry and peacock. 1899. Signed “Jul Scheuerer – Munich – 1899” on the bottom right. In the public domain due to age. via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/29/2a/0a292a40f6719f59723bcbc3d68fa078.jpg
In front of the stable. 1897. German. Signed “Jul Scheuerer – Munich – 1897” on the bottom left. Image © Hampel Fine Auctions, Munich. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Julius-Scheuerer-1859-1913.html?a=70&s=24&id=64241&g=Gemaelde-19-20-Jhdt
Truthahn, Hahn, Hühner, Küken und Taube an der Tränke.” ca. 1880-1890. German. Oil on panel. Signed Jul Scheuerer” on the bottom right. Image © Ketterer Kunst Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.kettererkunst.com/details-e.php?obnr=117000493&anummer=446&detail=1

Flower pictures from just a little while back. One with a few mice, too. German. Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff, botanical artist. Living from 1668 to 1723, she was the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian and had a father who was an artist too.

“Study of a Lily, Columbines and other Flowers.” ca. 1702-1711.  German. Watercolor and gouache on vellum. Attributed to Herolt-Graff. Image © 2021 Arader Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://aradernyc.com/products/herolt-graff-johanna-helena-1668-1717-attributed-to-study-of-a-lily-columbines-and-other-flowers-ca-1702-1711
“White Cyclamen.” After 1691. German. Watercolor and gouache over black chalk or charcoal, on vellum. Collections of the Städel Museum. Image © 2021 Städel Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/en/work/white-cyclamen
“Three mice nibbling fruit.” Undated. German. Watercolor on parchment. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/144559