Views of Venice at mid century, the 19th century, that is. All of these with interesting sky treatments. Ippolito Caffi, artist. Living from 1809 to 1866, his first works were produced at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. 

Venezia, veduta notturna con la Piazzetta San Marco e il Molo, con vista sull’Isola di San Giorgio. Undated, by 1866. Italian. Oil on paper, laid down on board. signed Caffi on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/the-european-art-sale/venezia-veduta-notturna-con-la-piazzetta-san-marco
Snow and Fog on the Grand Canal. ca. 1840. Italian. Oil on canvas. Signed Caffi on the lower right. Image source: Web Gallery of Art. Collections of the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ippolito_Caffi_-Snow_and_Fog_on_the_Grand_Canal-_WGA03744.jpg


Eclips of the Sun in Venice in July 8, 1842 at Fondamenta Nove. 1842. Italian. Image source flikr.com. Private collection. 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:Ippolito_Caffi,Eclisse_di_sole_alle_Fondamenta_Nove(1842).jpg







Out and about over the ice. Dutch artist Thomas Heeremans (1641-1694). Heeremans is known for his He is known for his landscapes of winter scenes, amongst other subjects. He was also an art dealer.

A frozen canal beside the walls of a city, with figures skating and in horse-drawn sleighs. 1688. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “THMans 1688 (THM in ligature). Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/old-masters-day-sale-2/a-frozen-canal-beside-the-walls-of-a-city-with



Skaters on the ice outside the gates of a Dutch city. 1689. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Indistinctly signed and dated ‘HMAN…1689‘ on the lower center. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Heeremans_-_Skaters_on_the_ice_outside_the_gates_of_a_Dutch_city.jpg
Winter landscape with the Montelbaanstoren, Amsterdam 1690. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated ‘TM ans 1676‘ (‘TM‘ linked) on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Heeremans_and_Abraham_Storck_-_Winter_landscape_with_the_Montelbaanstoren,_Amsterdam.jpg

Fix up your home the Gothic Revival way before the Prince Regent comes for the weekend. Ideas from “Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening: including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture,” which was published in London in 1816 and was written by H. Repton with the help of his son J. Adey Repton. Collections of the University of Wisconsin.

“Luxury of Gardens.” Page 289. Published in London by J. Taylor on February 1, 1816. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/ARTXV3M5KE2V7R8F
“Park Keeper’s Lodge, Cobham.” Page 291, Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AMXKD4SDYKMZAD8M
“The School House at Longnor, Shropshire.” Page 293. Published in London by J. Taylor on February 1, 1816. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AL2VWEKJZWD5RV83

A selection of Roman sites done in gouache by Italian topographical artist Carlo Labruzzi who lived from 1748 to 1817. His drawings were very popular with those making the Grand Tour.

“Arch of Galliano.” 18th-19th c. before 1817. Gouache heavy cream laid paper. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CARLO-LABRUZZI–Rome-1748-1817-Perugia–Group-of-4-gouache-d?saleno=2586&lotNo=610&refNo=789501.
“Waterfalls in the Villa Maecenas in Tivoli.” 18th-19th c. before 1817. Gouache heavy cream laid paper. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CARLO-LABRUZZI–Rome-1748-1817-Perugia–Group-of-4-gouache-d?saleno=2586&lotNo=610&refNo=789501.
“Tempio della Fortuna Virile.” 18th-19th c. before 1817. Gouache heavy cream laid paper. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CARLO-LABRUZZI–Rome-1748-1817-Perugia–Group-of-4-gouache-d?saleno=2586&lotNo=610&refNo=789501.
“Avanzo del Tempio della Concordia.” 18th-19th c. before 1817. Gouache heavy cream laid paper. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CARLO-LABRUZZI–Rome-1748-1817-Perugia–Group-of-4-gouache-d?saleno=2586&lotNo=610&refNo=789501.

Please note that the auction house catalog lists the titles and I have done my best to identify which is which but I could be wrong. Thank you! Sarah.

Majestic landscapes all with mountains. Anton Karinger, artist. Living from 1829 to 1870, he was a Slovene painter and poet who mostly painted views of Carinthia and the Adriatic coast. Studied under Steinfeld in Vienna.

“Bohinjsko jezero.” 1862. Slovene. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago.  via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anton_Karinger_-_Bohinjsko_jezero.jpg
“Triglav iz Bohinja.” 1861.Slovene. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago.  via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anton_Karinger_-_Triglav_iz_Bohinja.jpg
“Bled with Begunjscico and Stolom in the background. 1856. Slovene. Watercolor. Collections of the Ljubljana-Narodna Galerija. In the public domain due to age. via http://viticodevagamundo.blogspot.com/2015/12/slovenia-by-anton-karinger.html
Fuzina in a mountain valley. 1868. Slovene. Oil on cardboard. Collections of the Jenesice-Upper Sava Museum, Jesenice. In the public domain due to age. via http://viticodevagamundo.blogspot.com/2015/12/slovenia-by-anton-karinger.html

Dramatic looking landscapes by American artist Louisa Davis Minot. Living from 1788 to 1858, she was part of the Hudson River School.

“White Mountains.” 19th c. American. Oil on canvas. Unsigned, titled and attributed on a handwritten gummed label affixed to the stretcher, with a temporary loan label from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, also on the stretcher. Attributed to Louisa Davis Minot. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://live.skinnerinc.com/lots/view/4-3KUQ3Y/attributed-to-louisa-davis-minot-american-1788-1858
Niagara Falls. 19th c. American. Oil on canvas. Louisa Davis Minot, painter. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/niagara-falls-louisa-davis-minot.html.
“Niagara Falls.” 1818. American. Oil on linen. Louisa Davis Minot, artist. Collections of the New York Historical Society. Image © The New-York Historical Society. Fair use license. via https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Niagara-Falls-1818-by-Louisa-Davis-Minot-Oil-on-linen-762-1032-cm-Gift-of-Mrs_fig4_307840044

Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii. Mostly paintings but a travel poster or two included.


“Canoes at Diamond Head”. 1890. American. Oil on canvas. Edward Bailey, artist (1814-1903). Collections of the Bailey House Museum, Maui. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%27Canoes_at_Diamond_Head%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Edward_Bailey,_1890,_Maui_Historical_Society.jpg


“Waikiki Beach.” ca. 1898. American. Oil on redwood panel. Charles Furneaux, artist (1835-1913). Image source: https://archive.is/X51XG Frazier Fine Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Waikiki_Beach%27_by_Charles_Furneaux,_c._1898.JPG
“Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii.” 1950s travel poster, printed in Maui, Hawaii. Image © Art.com. Fair use license. via https://www.art.com/products/p13457081247-sa-i6457290/fred-ludekens-waikiki-beach-honolulu-hawaii-c-1950s.htm
“Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach”. 1918. American. Oil on canvas. Lionel Walden, artist (1861 or 1862 – 1933). Collections of the Hawaii State Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Diamond_Head_and_Waikiki_Beach%27_by_Lionel_Walden,_1918,_Hawaii_State_Art_Museum.JPG

Landscapes with trees by American artist Emile Branchard. Living from 1881 to 1938, he may have learned to paint from watching his stepfather. All of these from a current Swann catalog.

“At the Lake.” ca. 1930-1937. American. Oil on canvas. Signed in oil on the lower left. Exhibited at the Beth Urdang Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts with the label on the frame back. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/EMILE-BRANCHARD–1881-1938–At-the-Lake?saleno=2579&lotNo=73&refNo=785698
“The Old Barn.” ca. 1930-1938. American. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/EMILE-BRANCHARD–1881-1938–The-Old-Barn?saleno=2579&lotNo=74&refNo=785693
“Mountain Landscape.” ca. 1930. American. Oil on board. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/EMILE-BRANCHARD–1881-1938–Mountain-Landscape?saleno=2579&lotNo=75&refNo=785775

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

Visions of an earlier Greece back in 1801 to 1806, back when it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Illustrative plates from Volume I of Edward Dodwell’s 1819 work “A Classical and topographical tour through Greece.” Published in London.

“Sacred well at Patra.” Page 150. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. Smith, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n150/mode/1up
“Drawbridge at Corfu.” Page 63. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. Charles Heath, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n63/mode/1up
“Zakunthos.” Page 113. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. William Lizars, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n113/mode/1up

“Salona.” Page 179. British. After a drawing by Edward Dodwell. Radcliffe, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n179/mode/1up