Art Nouveau iris, taken form Maurice Pillard’s “Etude de la plante: son application aux industries d’art: pochoir, papier peint, etoffes, céramique, marqueterie, tapis, ferronnerie, reliure, dentelles, broderies, vitrail, mosaïque, bijouterie, bronze, orfévrerie” which was printed in Paris in 1903 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

“Iris Germanique, plan de la fleur.” Page 39/image 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique.” Figure 37, page 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique. Couronnement de grille en fer forgé.” Figure 39. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n46/mode/1up

Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Make your bathroom look like the South Seas wherever you are. Javanese flora, 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.

Caladium bicolor. vent. Tallas Sabrang.” Page 48. 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/48/mode/1up
Stercula Nobilis. Smith. Hantap. Page 55. 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/56/mode/1up
Otophora Alata. BL. Pisang Tjina.” Page 60, 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/60/mode/1up

Illustrations of various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate. English, Gothic Revival.

“Chimney in the Great Parlour.” Page 25. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n25/mode/1up
“Staircase at Strawberry Hill.” Page 61. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n61/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Yellow Bed Chamber.” Page 42. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n42/mode/1up
“Library at Strawberry Hill.” Page 65. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n65/mode/1up

Hand colored etchings from Marco Carloni’s 1776 work “Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture.” All of these drawn by Francesco Smugliewicz and Vincenzo Brenna, and engraved by Marco Carloni. There are a couple of volumes with the etchings in black and white. These were hand colored later, for a large folio edition. Various sources.

Hand colored etching showing a man and two dancers. from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21755. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21755%5D&showtype=record#/query/a953e64e-84a5-4752-aac5-4ca523ddea4b

Bezel illustration panel with three women from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1780. Inventory ID #21760. Collections of and Image © the Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungenonline.albertina.at/?query=search=/record/objectnumbersearch=%5B21760%5D&showtype=record#/query/7460b920-2605-4b28-a4f2-856f3db5660b
Baths of Titus (Domus Aurea) from the large folio volume “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e loro internal pitture”. 1776. Italian. Copper engraving with watercolor and tempera. Image © Galleria Trincia – Stampe Antiche – Roma, Fair use license. via http://www.pierotrincia.it/it/3067/pitture-murali-delle-terme-di-tito—marco-carloni.html
Plate nine from “Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e Loro Interne Pitture.” 1776-1778. Italian. Hand colored etching. Collections of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://enfilade18thc.com/2021/03/12/print-quarterly-march-2021/

More pretty Victorian lilies, lithographic plates from “A monograph of the genus Lilium.” Written by John Henry Elwes and illustrated by W. H. Fitch, it was published in London in 1877.

“Lilium Auratum, variation Wittel.” Page 43. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/5/mode/1up
“Lilium Pyrenaicum (The Pyrenean lily).” Page 47. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/n47/mode/1up
“Lilium Testaceum” (The Nankeen Lily). Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/7/mode/1up

Portraits of Native Americans from before a lot of people decided to go out west and it was never the same again. From George Catlin’s work, “O-Kee-Pa; a Religious Ceremony; and other Customs of the Mandans,” an account of an annual religious ceremony practiced by the Mandan tribe. Published in 1867.

Page 62. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n62/mode/1up
Page 71. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n70/mode/1up
Page 95. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n94/mode/1up

These were published towards the end of Catlin’s life, but the images and the text refer back to a visit in July of 1832 when Catlin was joined by, among others, a J. Kipp who was agent for the Missouri Fur Company.

More tropical fish taken from John Whitchurch Bennett’s 1830 work “A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.” Some of the first images of tropical fish published in London. These plates are from the 1834 edition.

Chaetodon vespertilio.” Page 31. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n31/mode/1up
:\”Chaetodon vagabundus.” Page 40. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n39/mode/1up
Scorpaena miles.” Page 48. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n48/mode/1up
Balistes aculeatus viridis/” Page 52. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n51/mode/1up
Sparus Decussatus.” Page 68. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n68/mode/1up

Butterflies and moths, taken from John William Lewin’s work “Lepidoptera: Collected, Engraved, and Faithfully Painted after Nature”. Published in London in 1822.

“Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Papilio of Linn. Family: Phalaenoides. Phalaenoides Glycinae.” Plate I. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+1/mode/1up
Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Sphinx of Linn. Sphinx Ardenia.” Plate II. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/Plate+2/mode/1up
” Order: Lepidoptera. Genus: Phalaena. Family: Bombyx of Linn. Bombyx Vulnerans.” Plate 4. Collections of the Cornell University Library. Mann Library, Cornell University, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity7642624/page/5/mode/1up

More 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 plates from Volume I.

“Portions of a Khyber Knife,’Chhuri’: Handle, ebony; Sheath, brass; Mounts, enamel on silver. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Alwar, Rājpūtānā.” Page 87. Drawn by Lachkmi Narain, Brahman. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/87/mode/2up
“Daggers. ‘Peshkbaz’: Handles, all jade. 1. Sheath covered with red velvet. 2. Sheath covered with green velvet. 3. Sheath covered with red velvet. 1. 2. 4. Jeypore Armoury. 3. Thākur Fateh Singh, Jeypore. 1. 2. 4. Drawn by Narayan, carpenter. 3. Drawn by Raghnāth, Potter.” Page 97. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/97/mode/2up
“Powder flask: Buffalo horn and ivory. The cap is carved with figures. Siva riding on the bull Nāndi, and Pārvati (the goddess Dūrga, Kāli, etc.) mounted on her vehicle – the Tiger. 2. The same Flask (side view) on a reduced scale. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore, Rājpūtānā. Drawn by Murli, Carpenter. Page 105. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/105/mode/2up