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/

Textile designs from the middle of the 20th century. Elza Sunderland, designer. Living from 1903 to 1991, she was born in Hungary but later came to the United States. Worked in Los Angeles, California. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Untitled textile design with flowers in two colorways. 1940s. Tempera on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250841

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“Weekend.” Textile design.ca. 1940. Gouache on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250441

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“Hollywood” (Pattern #1102). Textile design. 1940. Gouache on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250446

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“Jonquil,” pattern #986 from the “Flower Bouquet” series. Textile design. 1944. Watercolor on cardboard. © Estate of the artist. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250409

Still lifes with parrots. 17th and 18th century, Continental painters.

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“Fruit Still Life with Two Parrots.” 17th c. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Balthasar van der Ast, artist (1593-94 to 1657). Collection of the Statens Museum for Kunst. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2020903/KMSsp207

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“Fruit Still Life with a Parrot.” ca. 1681-1720. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Monogrammed “G.S.” on the tablecloth. Gabriello Salci, artist. Image © Lempertz Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1076-1/1109-gabriello-salci.html

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“Still-life with Fruits, Parrots and White Cockatoo.” 1710s. Hungarian. Jakab Bogdány, artist (1660-1724). Image Szépművészeti Múzeum © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.mfab.hu/artworks/still-life-with-fruits-parrots-and-white-cockatoo/

Watercolors of an America that is slipping away but not gone yet. Painted by Sàndor Bernàth who lived from 1892 to 1984. Born in Hungary, he immigrated to the United States where these were painted.

Untitled work. ca. 1940s.
Untitled work. ca. 1940s. Watercolor on wove paper. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2019 Terenchin. Fair use license. via https://www.terenchin.com/2014/04/11/sandor-bernath-1892-1964/

"Rolling Hills." No exact date.
“Rolling Hills.” No exact date. Watercolor on paper. Signed on the lower left. Image © Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/american/regional/sandor-bernath-american-1892-1984-rolling-hillswatercolor-on-paper16in-x-1875insigned-lower-lefta/a/628-23344.s

Watercolor of a sailing yacht.
Watercolor of a sailing yacht. No exact date. Watercolor on paper. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/9089225_457-sandor-bernath-american-1892-1984-lot-of-three

Rural landscape. ca. 1945-55.
Rural landscape. ca. 1945-55. Watercolor on wove paper. Signed on the lower right. Image © George D. Glazer 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.georgeglazer.com/wpmain/product/fine-art-sandor-bernath-farm-barn-rural-landscape-watercolor-20th-century/

Jugendstil ceramics from Hungary. Designed by Sándor Apáti Abt for Zsolnay. Early 20th century.

Vase. ca. 1908-11.
Vase. ca. 1908-11. Porcelain faience with colored eosin glaze. Impressed model numbers 6193 and M. Remnants of old adhesive labels numbered 6193 and 151 and a relief mark: five towers in a double circle. Zsolnay Pecs, manufacturer. Image © 2019 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/de/l/5947825/

Ewer with a handle in the motif of a nude female drinking from the spring. ca. 1900.
Ewer with a handle in the motif of a nude female drinking from the spring. ca. 1900. Metallic green eosin glaze. Sándor Apáti Abt and Lajos Mack, designers for Zsolnay. Raised lozenge mark. Image © Skinner Inc. and Lot Search. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/zsolnay-eosin-metallic-green-glazed-ewerzsolnay-eosin-metallic-green-27013575

Vase with ribbon-flower pattern. 1903.
Vase with ribbon-flower pattern. 1903. Sándor Apáti Abt, designer for Zsolnay. Image © axioart.com. Fair use license. via https://axioart.com/tetel/zsolnay-vaza-szalagos-viragos-mintaval-zsolnay-1903-form

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

Out in the countryside with Károly Ferenczy, Hungarian painter (1862-1917).

"The Sermon on the Mount." 1896.
“The Sermon on the Mount.” 1896. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest. Photo credit: Yelkrokoyade. Cc0 Licenses 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Sermon_on_the_Mount_K%C3%A1roly_Ferenczy.jpg

"Summertime." 1906.
“Summertime.” 1906. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ferenczy,_K%C3%A1roly_-_Summertime_(1906).jpg

"Evening in March." No exact date.
“Evening in March.” No exact date. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.magnoliabox.com/products/evening-in-march-bal47840

Postcards from the 1911-1912 Third Zurich Interior Design Show to send all your Jugendstil minded friends. Right out of the Vienna Secession. Graphic design by József Divéky (1887-1951). Taken from the website theviennasecession.com.

Postcard. 1911-1912.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8685

Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8684

Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8683

Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8682

Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8681

Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12.
Postcard for the Third Zurich Interior Design Show, 1911-12. 20th c. József Divéky, graphic designer. Image © 2017. Vienna Secession.com. Fair use license. via https://www.theviennasecession.com/recently-added/#jp-carousel-8680

Off to the Hungarian countryside before the twentieth century changed it forever. Sándor Nyilasy, artist (1873-1934).

Untitled work (known as "Old Couple"). ca. 1920.
Untitled work (known as “Old Couple”). ca. 1920. Oil on canvas. Signed “Nyilasy.” Sold at auction in Budapest in 1984. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://salgotrust.org/hungarian-collection/artists/sandor-nyilasy

"Leskelodok." No date.
“Leskelodok.” No date. Image © iCollector.com. Fair use license. via https://www.icollector.com/Nyilasy-S-ndor-1873-1934-Leskelodok_i6076149

"Girls from Tápé." No date.
“Girls from Tápé.” No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Nyilasy” on the bottom right. Photo credit: Pintér Aukciósház. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nyilasy_Girls_from_T%C3%A1p%C3%A9_A.jpg

"Vasárnap délelőtt" (Sunday morning). No date.
“Vasárnap délelőtt” (Sunday morning). No date. Oil on canvas. Image © 2016. MŰTÁRGY.COM – MINDEN JOG FENNTARTVA. Fair use license. via https://www.mutargy.com/festmeny-grafika/nyilasy-sandor-1873-1934-vasarnap-delelott

"Inviting." No date.
“Inviting.” No date. Oil on canvas. In the public domain due to age. via http://virtualis.sk-szeged.hu/tape/tapekiadv/hivogato.htm

Art with the most beautiful blues. 20th century. Hungarian. Expressionism. Aurél Bernáth, artist.

"La Riviera." 1926-27.
“La Riviera.” 1926-27. © Estate of the artist. Image Cultura.hu © 2019. Fair use license. via https://cultura.hu/kultura/bernath-aurel-muveszete/

"Starnbergi tó II " (Lake Starnberg II).1926.
“Starnbergi tó II ” (Lake Starnberg II).1926. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://mek.oszk.hu/03300/03360/html/szuletes.htm

"Lakeshore with Bathinghouse." 1930.
“Lakeshore with Bathinghouse.” 1930. © Estate of the artist. Image © WahooArt.com. Fair use license. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/b/baz-bey/bernath-aurel/lakeshore-with-bathinghouse-c-1930