Paintings of the Alps from just a little while back. Swiss. Alexandre Calame, artist. Living from 1810 to 1864, Calame exhibited his landscapes in Paris and Berlin. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school.

Alpine mountain scene. 19th c. Swiss. Alfred O. Deshong Collection, Widener University Art Museum, Chester, Pennsylvania. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alpine_Mountain_Scene_by_Alexandre_Calame.jpg
Blick auf den Genfer See – Vue sur le Lac Leman.” 1849. Swiss. Oil on wood. Collections of the Villa Vauban, Luxembourg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandre_Calame_-_Lac_Leman_1849.jpg
“Boulders by a Lake.” 1857-1861. Swiss. Oil on paper on canvas. Signed “A. Calame f.” on the lower left. Image © 2020 KUNSTHANDEL MÜNCHEN. Fair use license. via https://test.daxermarschall.com/en/portfolio-view/alexandre-calame-sold-5/

Glacier art. Swiss, painted by Jean-Antoine Linck. Living from 1766 to 1843, he painted landscapes.

“View of the Massif of Mont Blanc near the “Petit Jorasse, Grand Jorasse, le Géant” with the “Glaciers des Périades et Jorasse” and the “Glacier de la Venval” as seen from the “Col de Fenêtre près du Gd. St. Bernard” Late 18th-early 19th c. Watercolor and gouache over graphite. Framing line on mount along edge of drawing, in pen and brown gouache. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public. domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/373896
Artiste dessinant depuis la voûte nommée le Chapeau, le glacier des Bois et les aiguilles du Charmoz.” ca. 1799. Watercolor on paper. Image source Beurret & Bailly. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Antoine_Linck_Glacier_c1799.jpg
View of the Glacier des Bois and the Needles of Charmoz from the arch, called the Cap.” 1799.
Colored etching. Collections of the Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Genève. In the public domain due to age. via http://vanishingice.org/linck-nussbaumer/

People wandering around in landscapes that aren’t your standard thing. Flemish. Joos de Momper the Younger, artist. Living from 1564 to 1635, he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke at the age of 17. Learned to paint from his father. At the tail end of the Mannerist school.

“De Toren van Babel.” Undated. Image source Paul Hermans. Cc0 license 4.0. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joos_de_Momper_(1564-1635)De_Toren_van_Babel(figuren_Frans_Francken_(II))_KMSKB_29-01-2019.JPG 
“Acampamento” (camp). ca. 1600-1625. Image source Sailko. Cc0 license 4.0. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joos_de_momper_(attr.),_paesaggio,_1600-25_ca._02b.jpg
Landscape of the Ocean and the Sea. 1620. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museum del Prado, Madrid. Cc0 license 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landscape_with_Sea_and_Mountains_(1).jpg

Portraits of the park of Gatchina Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Painted by Johann Jakob Mettenleiter who was born in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) in 1750 and died at Gatchina in 1825.

“The Menagerie in the Gatchina Palace Park.” 1792. Image source Photo: Wikipedia / Shakko. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zoo_in_Gatchina_by_J.J.Mettenleiter(1792,_Gatchina)_by_shakko_FRAME.jpg
“Palace Park as Seen from the Gatchina Palace/” 1790s; In the public domain in the United States due to age. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Johann-Jakob-Mettenleiter/776485/Palace-Park-as-Seen-from-the-Gatchina-Palace,-1790s.–.html

In the garden with American painter Theodore Wores. Living from 1859 to 1939, he studied at the San Francisco School of Design and painted with William Merritt Chase. A friend of James Whistler and Oscar Wilde.

“Honolulu Garden (The Gardens of Ainahau, Waikiki).” 1902. American. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and inscribed “Theodore Wores. 1902, Ainahau, Honolulu” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24066/lot/157/
“Hawaiian House.” 1901. American. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the lower left. Private collection. Image source: fada.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Hawaiian_House%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Theodore_Wores.jpg
“My Studio.” Undated. American. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.amazon.com/My-Studio-Home-Theodore-Wores-CANVAS/dp/B008KCHYO0

Lake Nemi, Italy. Various painters from various countries who all painted in Rome. Everyone did, sharing with what we would call studio/roommates if you weren’t rich enough to rent one by yourself.

“Vue du lac de Nemi,” 1869. Gouache. Artist not known. Annotated “Nemi 1869” on the right. Image © lotsearch.de and Beaussant Lefèvre, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/vue-du-lac-de-nemi-gouache-annotee-a-droite-nemi-1869-18-x-30-5-cm-ovale-50714582?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter
“Lake Nemi.” 1857. American. George Inness, painter (1825-1894). Image source: wikipedia. Image © 2020 Life in Italy LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.lifeinitaly.com/travel/lakes/lake-nemi/
“Vue du lac de Nemi au soleil couchant.” 18th c. English. Joseph Wright, dit Wright of Derby, artist (1734-1797), artist. Image © 2005 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing. Fair use license. via https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/lake-nemi-sunset

Imagery of the ruins of the Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus (‘Temple of Minerva Medica’). So very worth a visit for artists making that all important trip to Italy back around 1800.

“Rome: The Ruined Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus (‘Temple of Minerva Medica’)” ca. 1796. British. Watercolor on paper. Collaboration of Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) who did the pencil work which was presumably copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797). Watercolor by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). Inscribed by Thomas Girtin in pencil “Minerva Medica.” Not stamped. Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/turner-girtin-rome-the-ruined-nymphaeum-of-alexander-severus-temple-of-minerva-medica-d36565

“Temple of Minerva Medica.” 1826. French. Oil on canvas. Camille Corot, artist (1796-1875). Collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, Angers. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/camille-corot/temple-of-minerva-medica-1826
 “Imaginary View of the Temple of Minerva Medica.” 1660-1681. Oil on canvas. Attributed to Niccolò Codazzi (1642-1693) and Jacob De Heusch (1656 (baptized) -1701). Collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. In the public domain in the United States because the artists have been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niccol%C3%B2_Codazzi_and_Jacob_de_Heusch_-_Imaginary_View_of_the_Temple_of_Minerva_Medica.jpg
“Aqueduct V, Castellum Aquae, rebuilt by Alexander Severus, A.D. 225, called also a Nymphaeum, where the trophies of Marius were hung.” 1857-1870. Albumen print on card. Carlo Baldassarre Simelli (fl. 1857-1870)) photographer. Title taken from  “Historical photographs : a catalogue of three thousand three hundred photographs of antiquities in Rome and Italy, prepared under the direction of John Henry Parker.” which was published in London in 1879. Image © 2009-2020 British School at Rome. Fair use license. via http://www.bsrdigitalcollections.it/details.aspx?ID=0016569

Waterfall art. Flemish. Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis, artist (1755-1813).

Cascatelle,” Undated. Oil on paper laid on canvas. Attributed to Simon-Joseph-Alexandre Clément Denis. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation.  Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/simon-joseph-alexandre-cl%C3%A9ment-denis/cascatelle-AEXAQCD1NyaTTn-Rc1D17w2
“A View to the Cascades of Tivoli,” which depicts Franch artist Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun and her 14 year old daughter sitting under a tree and sketching the cascades. 1790. Flemish. Oil on panel. Signed “S. Denis,” inscribed and dated on the lower right. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89625718_simon-joseph-alexandre-clement-denis-flemish
“View of the Cascades at Tivoli.” Undated. Flemish. Private collection. Image © Web Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/denis/tivoli1.html

 

Quiet paintings of trees and water with a few people. Perfect as the afternoon winds down. Belgian. Louis Pulinckx, landscape artist. Born in 1843 and living until 1910, Pulinckx was born in Antwerp and studied art in Paris under the Barbizon painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Exhibited at the 1875 Exposition générale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.

View on the Scheldt
View on the Schledt.” 1875. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/view-on-the-scheldt-32175

“The Peaceful Valley.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Image source; Sotheby’s. Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/louis-pulinckx-the-peaceful-valley-14-c-1b74368b0c#

“Paysage à la rivière
.” 19th c. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/louis-pulinckx/paysage-%C3%A0-la-rivi%C3%A8re-BzNGiH0CzIwo1ecmm3HXeQ2

Mountain landscapes, all of them with water, too. American. Charles Wilson Knapp, painter. Born in 1823, he died in 1900. Painted in the style of the Hudson River School.

“Morning in the Valley.” 1867. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. W. Knapp” and dated on the lower left.Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman Auctions, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89625610_charles-wilson-knapp-american-1823-1900-morning-in
“Cattle Grazing on a Riverbank.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. W. Knapp” on the lower left. Image  © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2493/lots/378
“View in the Susquehanna Valley.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Image source: Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_in_the_Susquehanna_Valley_by_Charles_Wilson_Knapp.jpg