Art with a medieval spin by Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe (1849-1929). Studying art under several artists in Christiania (now called Oslo), he took part in the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. All of these works being in the National Museum in Oslo.

“Bord, Håkon den godes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K&H.B.07194. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07194
“Titteldekorasjon, Harald Hardrådes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K_H.B.07180. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07180
“Tolv idretter kunne kongen.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07231
Til ‘Ynglinge-Saga’ i Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania”. Initial “J”. 1899. Norwegian. Illustration. ID# NG.K&H.B.03790 . Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.03790
“Uværet, Hjørungavåg,” illustration for ” Olav Trygvesøns Saga”. 1895-1899. Norwegian. Illustration. Cc0 License 4.0. ID#
NG.K&H.B.07092, Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07092

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

Dinosaurs with nice smiles looking happy. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Pareiasaurus. Total length about nine feet (Remains found in Cape Colony, South Africa).” Page 104. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=104&size=125
“A triassic labyrnthodont (about 1/6 natural size): A Belemnite: under view showing funnel by the aid of which it moved backwards.” Page 99. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=99&size=125
“Plesiosaurus.” Page 108. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=108&size=125
“Ceratosaurus (Total length about 20 feet). Remains found in Jurassic strata of Colorado, U.S.A.” Page 118. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=118&size=300
“Megalosaurus. Total length about 25 feet (Remains found in England, France, South Africa, and India)”. Page 130. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=130&size=400

More plates with more dinosaurs coming.

Plates from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These images from Volume I.

“1. Crutch and part of Staff of Maharája Mán Singh of Jeypore (Died AD 1615). Jade set with gems, and gold enamel. 2. Ornamentation of the Staff shewn (sic) in detail. Page 76. Plate I. Drawn by Rákhi Shand, Múrli. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/76/mode/2up
“Designs for Modern Enamel. 1. Three plaques of Pertabgarh quasi-enamel. 2. A salver of Jeypore gold enamel. 3. Three plaques of Múltán silver enamel. The remaining illustrations are of Jeypore enamel.” Page 78. Plate II. Drawn by Rám Buksh, School of Art, Jeypore. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/78/mode/2up
“1. Portion of a Sword and Scabbard, 30 years old Hilt, steel inlaid with gold wire; Scabbard, wood covered with green velvet. Mounts, Gold enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Ulwar, Rājputāna.” Page 80. Plate III. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/80/mode/2up
“1. Knife “Chhuri”; Hilt, silver enameled; probably Turkish. 2 and 3. Dagger “Peshkbaz”; Handle, bone; Sheath, wood covered with red velvet; Mounts, silver enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore.” Page 84. Plate V. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/84/mode/2up

Illustrations and textile designs. American. Stevan Dohanos, designer and illustrator. Living from 1907 to 1994, Dohanos is best known for his covers for the “Saturday Evening Post.”

“Four Seasons.” Textile design that was also used as a cover illustration for Famous Artists Magazine, Volume 6, Number 1, Autumn 1957. Design ca. 1950. American. Casein on board. © Estate of the artist. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ADVERTISING-STEVAN-DOHANOS-Four-Seasons?saleno=2526&lotNo=5&refNo=766080
“Four H Fair.” Undated. American. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2002 – 2020 by Wayfair LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdx/marmont-hill-four-h-fair-by-stevan-dohanos-painting-print-on-wrapped-canvas-marm2869.html
“Catching Home Run Ball.” Done for the “Saturday Evening Post.” 1950. American. © Estate of the artist. Image  © 2020 Saturday Evening Post Society. Fair use license. via https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/10/stevan-dohanos/

Illustrations by Margaret Armour for W. B. MacDougall’s 1897 work “The Fall of the Nibelungs.” Published in London by J. M. Dent and Company.

Page 21, Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n21/mode/2up
Page 39. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n39/mode/2up
Page 57. Collections of Harvard University. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/fallnibelungspa00macdgoog/page/n57/mode/2up

18th century flowers, plates from Henry Charles Andrews work “The Botanist’s Repository” which was published in London in 1797. These images taken from Volume 6.

“Flesh colored Sanseviera – Sanseviera Carnea: Six chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXI, Page 2. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n1/mode/2up
“Yellow-bottomed White Crocus – Crocus Biflorus: three chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXII, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n3/mode/2up
“The Peacock Iris – Iris Pavonia: Three chives, one pointal. Plate CCCLXIV, page 7.Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n7/mode/2up

More drawings of marginalia for the prayer book of Maximilian I. Done in 1515 by Albrecht (Albert) Dürer, who lived in Nuremberg in what is now Germany. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 48 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/48/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up
Page 50 (detail). Collections of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/50/mode/2up

A selection of chapter headings from an very early edition in German of “Märchen aus 1001 Nacht” (One Thousand and One Nights). Illustrated by German artist and illustrator Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889). I can’t find an exact publishing date but mid 19th century and published in Stuttgart with a translation by Loewe of the French.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.
Chapter heading artwork. Carl Offterdinger, illustrator. In the public domain due to age.

And many many thanks to my fellow pinterest member Marlen Osman whose grandmother this book belonged to. Wishing the wonderful Offterdinger illustrations to find a wider audience, she emailed me and then sent me a file with these images and more which I’ll create posts from soon. Sarah.

People out and about and looking like they are mostly having fun. American. Rutherford Boyd, illustrator and artist. Living from 1882 to 1951, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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“Leggett’s.” ca. 1925. Mixed media on paper. Signed. © Estate of the artist. Image © Papillon Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.papillongallery.com/john_rutherford_boyd.html

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“Beach Umbrellas and Bathers.” 20th c. Watercolor and pencil on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/rutherford-boyd/beach-umbrellas-and-bathers-2m3-b4msE_kPVOciu8i6Og2

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Three male window dressers putting lingerie on a female mannequin. 20th c. © Estate of the artist. Image © William Smith Auctions, Sarasota, and Auction Zip 2003 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/John-Rutherford-Boyd,-Illustrator-Am.-1884-1951_6E44DB1B12/