Dreamy images from “Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra,” Volume 1. A collaboration of Owen Jones, Jules Goury, and Pascual de Gayangos. Published between 1842 and 1845.

“Divan – Patio de la Alberca.” Page 90. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, Sala de la Barca. Details des Grande Arcs dans le salle de la Barque.Plan de Pendentis. Page 96. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0
“Alhambra, fentre dans alcove, salle des Soeurs.” Page 156. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/planselevations1gour-0

I wish I could say I found this one. I know of many Owen Jones folios with wonderful imagery but this one about the Alhambra I had no idea it existed. I found it through my good friend who posts Islamic art who is on Twitter at @ReemK10 and on Instagram at @paperpills10 who I thank very much. If you enjoy Islamic art, please check out her posts which are wonderful. This is only three images and there are two volumes of them.

Paintings of the Grand Gallery in the Louvre in Paris with a fair number of people milling around. French, painted by Hubert Robert who after managing to escape the guillotine ended up as the first “keeper of paintings” at the Louvre.

“Projet d’aménagement de la Grande Galerie du Louvre.” 1796. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubert_Robert_-Projet_d%27am%C3%A9nagement_de_la_Grande_Galerie_du_Louvre(1796).JPG
“The Grand Gallery in the Louvre, between 1801 and 1805.” Early 19ith c. French. Collections of the Louvre Museum, Paris. Image © Photos.com/Jupiter Images. Fair use license. via https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hubert-Robert

Paintings of palm houses. The perfect place to hibernate. Prussian (German). Carl Blechen, artist. Living from 1798 to 1840, Blechen taught landscape painting at the Berlin Academy and worked as a decorator at the Royal Theatre on the Alexanderplatz in Berlin.

Das Innere des Palmenhauses auf der Pfaueninsel.” 1832. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Collections of the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carl_Blechen_-Das_Innere_des_Palmenhauses-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
The Interior of the Palm House on Peacock Island.” 1832-1834. Prussian. Collections of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. Image © Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Fair use license. via http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_image.cfm?image_id=2873
“The Interior of the Palm House on the Pfaueninsel Near Potsdam.” 1834. Prussian. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cc0 License 0. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/144969/the-interior-of-the-palm-house-on-the-pfaueninsel-near-potsdam

These works are all of the Palm House near Potsdam, Germany that had been designed by noted architect  Karl Friedrich Schinkel to house the collection of palm trees that belonged to King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia.

Watercolors of rooms in the Chateau de Saint-Cloud back when the Empress Eugenie lived there. French. Jean Baptiste Fortuné de Fournier, artist (1797-1864).

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“La Chambre à coucher de l’Impératrice Eugénie à Saint-Cloud.” mid 19th c. French. Watercolor. Collections of the Chateau de Compiègne. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / Daniel Arnaudet. Fair use license. via https://art.rmngp.fr/fr/library/artworks/jean-baptiste-fortune-de-fournier_la-chambre-a-coucher-de-l-imperatrice-eugenie-a-saint-cloud_aquarelle?force-download=215088

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“Le Salon des officiers de service à Saint-Cloud.” mid 19th c. French. Watercolor. Collections of the Chateau de Compiègne. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / Daniel Arnaudet. Fair use license. via https://art.rmngp.fr/fr/library/artworks/jean-baptiste-fortune-de-fournier_le-salon-des-officiers-de-service-a-saint-cloud_aquarelle

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“Le Cabinet de toilette de l’Impératrice Eugénie à Saint-Cloud. 1860. Watercolor. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / Daniel Arnaudet. Fair use license. via https://art.rmngp.fr/fr/library/artworks/jean-baptiste-fortune-de-fournier_le-cabinet-de-toilette-de-l-imperatrice-eugenie-a-saint-cloud_aquarelle_1860?force-download=215068

 

Dining the Frederick William Elwell way. One where they are eating later but it fits right in. Living from 1870 to 1958, Elwell was an English artist who painted portraits when he wasn’t busy painting interiors. Studied at the Académie Julien in Paris.

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“The Squire.” 1931. Signed on the lower right. Collections of the Glasgow Museums. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/AQUHDH-Frederick-William-Elwell-The-Squire

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“Birthday Party.” 1936. Collections of the Beverley Art Gallery. © Estate of the artist. Image © East Riding of Yorkshire Council 2016. Fair use license. via https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/culture/museums/collections/detail.php?module=objects&type=related&kv=5967

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“Harvest Festival Gifts.” Undated. © Estate of the artist. Collections of the Beverley Art Gallery. Image © East Riding of Yorkshire Council 2016. Fair use license. via https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/culture/museums/collections/detail.php?module=objects&type=related&kv=1119

Watercolors of palatial looking interiors possibly belonging to the lord of the manor down the street by Bavarian painter Franz Xaver Nachtmann who worked in Munich. (1799-1846). Also painted flowers for the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory..

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“The Dressing Room of King Ludwig I at the Munich Residence Palace.” 1836. Pen and ink, gold paint, gouache and graphite on white wove paper. Collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann_-_The_Dressing_Room_of_King_Ludwig_I_at_the_Munich_Residence_Palace_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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Elizabeth of Bavaria’s bedchamber, Tegernsee Castle. 19th c. Collections of Castle Ringberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/nachtmann-franz-xaver/elizabeth-of-bavarias-bed.html

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Munich Residence; Queen Therese of Bavaria’s writing cabinet. 1835. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann,_Schreibkabinett_M%C3%BCncher_Residenz.jpg

Watercolors of palatial looking interiors possibly belonging to the lord of the manor down the street by Bavarian painter Franz Xaver Nachtmann who worked in Munich. (1799-1846). Also painted flowers for the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory.

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“The Dressing Room of King Ludwig I at the Munich Residence Palace.” 1836. Pen and ink, gold paint, gouache and graphite on white wove paper. Collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann_-_The_Dressing_Room_of_King_Ludwig_I_at_the_Munich_Residence_Palace_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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Elizabeth of Bavaria’s bedchamber, Tegernsee Castle. 19th c. Collections of Castle Ringberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/nachtmann-franz-xaver/elizabeth-of-bavarias-bed.html

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Munich Residence; Queen Therese of Bavaria’s writing cabinet. 1835. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann,_Schreibkabinett_M%C3%BCncher_Residenz.jpg

Fantasy architecture with fantasy people, one with Saint Peter. Baroque. Hendrik van Steenwijk II, painter (ca. 1580-1640). Born in Antwerp he died in the Netherlands spending time in London and Frankfurt in the course of his career. Mostly painting architectural interiors he also painted Biblical scenes and still lifes.

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“The Liberation of Saint Peter from prison.” 1618. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “H.V.STEENWYCK.1618” on the step on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/hendrick-van-steenwijk-ii-frankfurt-am-4892878-details.aspx

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Palace interior. 1611. In the public domain due to age. via https://reproarte.com/en/choice-of-topics/technique/oil-paint-on-canvas-paper-cardboard/palace-interior-detail

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“Interior of a Gothic Church.” 1610. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church.jpg

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“Interior of a Gothic Church.” ca. 1610s. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church2.jpg

Watercolors of the insides of fancy places. Maybe if you gaze at them long enough you can go in. French. Jules Diéterle, artist (1811-1889). Also worked as an architect, theatre decorator and painter on porcelain.

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“Chambre d’apparat, 1851. ca. 1851. Watercolor. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jules-pierre-michel-dieterle/chambre-dapparat-1851-278QCdmTWAkv8I6x5pStoA2

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Projet de décor. 19th c. Pen and black ink, gray watercolor wash heightened with white gouache on black pencil lines. Attributed to Jules Pierre Michel Diéterle. Image © Millon & Associés. Fair use license. via https://www.millon.com/lot/84477/8014484?npp=20&

Paintings of the insides of places, possibly creatively improved to look better than they really did. German but spent time painting in Italy like everybody else. Ditlev Martens, artist (1795-1864).

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“San Giovanni in Laterano.” 1830. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “H.D.C. Martens. Roma. 1830.” on the lower right. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/hans-ditlev-christian-martens/san-giovanni-in-laterano-zuH9rFcPtcpkqznfuomFXg2

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Pope Leo XII Visits Thorvaldsen’s Studio Near the Piazza Barberini, Rome, on Saint Luke’s Day October 18th, 1826. 1830. Collections of the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen. Image © Tate Galleries, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/29/john-gibson-workshop-rome

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“The House of Michelangelo in Rome.” Inventory number B262. 1833. Oil on canvas. Image © Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen. Fair use license. via http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/B262