Paintings of children trying to have fun when the grownups aren’t looking. Belgian. Franz Verhas, artist (1827-1897). Painted many portraits and genre scenes.

"The Lion." 1874.
“The Lion.” 1874. Oil on canvas. Collection of the the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent. In the public domain in the United States it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Verhas_(1832-1894)_De_leeuw_(1874)_MSK_Gent_22-11-2015_11-58-03.JPG
"La lecture au salon." 1850-1894.
“La lecture au salon.” 1850-1894. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frans_Verhas_-_Reading_in_the_living_room.JPG
"The Master Painter." 1877.
“The Master Painter.” 1877. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent. In the public domain in the United States it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Verhas_-_The_master_painter.jpeg
"The Broken Flower Pot." 1876.
“The Broken Flower Pot.” 1876. Lithograph. Image © 2019 – WorthPoint Corporation. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/jan-frans-verhas-broken-flower-pot-537812522
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Dream visions of a 1920’s kind. Lithographs from Austrian artist Mariette Lydis’ dream dictionary “Orientalisches Traumbuch” which also had illustrations of the zodiac. Published by Muller and Company in Potsdam in 1925.

Plate.
Gold raised plate. Image © J.-F. Fourcade, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.librairie-fourcade.com/fiche.php?id=376971&cat=&indice=&rch_tout=LYDIS&rch_eo=&rch_auteur=&rch_titre=
Gold raised plate with blue and other colors.
Gold raised plate with blue and other colors. Image © 2019 – WorthPoint Corporation, Atlanta. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1925-orientalisches-traumbuch-1832122191
Gold raised lithograph with colors.
Gold raised lithograph with colors. Image courtesy sohu.com. Fair use license. via http://www.sohu.com/a/249646995_375918
Gold raised illustration (detail).
Gold raised illustration (detail). Image © Artcurial. Fair use license. via https://www.artcurial.com/en/lot-mariette-lydis-orientalisches-traumbuch-potsdam-muller-co-verlag-1925-12-cartonnage-de-lediteu

Peacocks to dress up any room in anyone’s house. Walter Crane peacocks, that is, not some more ordinary sort.

"Fig and Peacock" wallpaper. ca. 1895.
“Fig and Peacock” wallpaper. ca. 1895. Color woodblock print on paper. Designed by Crane and manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O224678/fig-and-peacock-wallpaper-crane-walter-rws/
"The Peacock's Complaint."
“The Peacock’s Complaint,” illustration from Edmund Evans’ “Baby’s Own Aesop” which was published in London around 1920. Color lithograph. Private collection. Image courtesy the The Bridgeman Art Library. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walter_Crane_-_The_Peacock%27s_Complaint.jpg
"Bluebeard and Gloriana" - Peacocks on the terrace at Rode Hall, Cheshire. 1871.
“Bluebeard and Gloriana” – Peacocks on the terrace at Rode Hall, Cheshire. 1871. Watercolor and bodycolor. Image ©2019 Artnet. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/walter-crane/bluebeard-and-gloriana-peacocks-on-the-terrace-at-SWDwXODzZ83wbIQcLvNQ3w2

More graphics from the online archives of the Wiener Werkstätte. These by Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960) who was also a member of the Vienna Secession.

Poster for Nord-Deutsche Versicherungs-Gesellschaft. 1912.
Poster for Nord-Deutsche Versicherungs-Gesellschaft. 1912. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/carl-otto-czeschka/nord-deutsche-versicherungs-gesellschaft-xXQjVxGtOqFIyDg03s7pdg2
"Vignettes" (detail). Plate 114 from Gerlach's "Allegorien."
“Vignettes” (detail). Plate 114 from Gerlach’s “Allegorien.” 1897. Lithograph. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/prints-works-on-paper/figurative-prints-works-on-paper/carl-otto-czeschka-gerlachs-allegorien-plate-114-vignettes-lithograph-carl-otto-czeschka/id-a_1447393/
"Science." Plate 93 from Gerlach's "Allegorien."
“Science.” Plate 93 from Gerlach’s “Allegorien.” 1897. Lithograph. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/prints-works-on-paper/figurative-prints-works-on-paper/carl-otto-czeschka-gerlachs-allegorien-plate-93-science-lithograph-carl-otto-czeschka/id-a_1447353

May 12th post for my patreon spring series is now live. Five more wonderful plates from Albert Racinet’s wonderful “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873).Check it out! Several images, not just this one. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/26801451 Several images, not just this one.
"Japonais." Plate 103.
“Japonais.” Plate 103. P. Lestel, lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00103.jpg
 
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Women wandering in an Art Nouveau sea. Posters by Belgian artist Henri Privat-Livemont (1861–1936).

"La Vague"  (The Wave). 1897.
“La Vague” (The Wave). 1897. Lithograph. Collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henri_Privat_Livemont_-_La_Vague_(The_Wave)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"Casino de Cabourg," part of the 1896 series "Les Maîtres de l'affiche."
“Casino de Cabourg,” part of the 1896 series “Les Maîtres de l’affiche.” 19th c. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://printmasterpieces.com/products/cabourg-henri-privat-livemont-les-maitres-de-l-affiche

Décor of the ancients seen through a Prussian/Parisian haze. Plates from Jakob Ignaz Hittorff’s “Restitution du temple d’Empédocle à Sélinonte,” which was published in Paris in 1851. Started out doing drafting in the Atelier of Charles Percier.

"Coupe transversale du temple." 1846.
“Coupe transversale du temple.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/coupe-transversale-du-temple
"Fragments de pavés en stuc et en mosaïque, de la Sicile et de Pompéi." 1846.
“Fragments de pavés en stuc et en mosaïque, de la Sicile et de Pompéi.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/fragments-de-paves-en-stuc-et-en-mosaique-de-la-sicile-et-de-pompei
"Sarcophages et fragments d'architecture coloriée de la Sicile, en marbre et en pierre, avec et sans stuc." 1846.
“Sarcophages et fragments d’architecture coloriée de la Sicile, en marbre et en pierre, avec et sans stuc.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/sarcophages-et-fragments-darchitecture-coloriee-de-la-sicile-en-marbre-et
"Bas-reliefs, figures et tête en terre cuite coloriée, de la Grèce et da la Sicile." 1846.
“Bas-reliefs, figures et tête en terre cuite coloriée, de la Grèce et da la Sicile.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/bas-reliefs-figures-et-tete-en-terre-cuite-coloriee-de-la-grece-et-da-la
"Chapiteau ionique en marbre, antéfixe et cymaises en marbre et en terre cuite, découverts à Athènes." 1846.
“Chapiteau ionique en marbre, antéfixe et cymaises en marbre et en terre cuite, découverts à Athènes.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/chapiteau-ionique-en-marbre-antefixe-et-cymaises-en-marbre-et-en-terre