Fantasy architecture straight out of the 16th century. French. Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau, (duCerceau), creator (1510-1584). Maybe it looked like that, maybe it didn’t. Doesn’t matter, really.

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Grotesque Ornament Panel. 1566. French. Etching. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/338721
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Design for furniture. 1565-1570. French. Etching. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/787857
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Moorish ornament design, one of 19 etchings that were printed in Antwerp in 1563. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/androuet-du-cerceau-jacques-ca-1520-1586-5698258-details.aspx
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Soffitto con puttini. 1560. French. Etching. Image © 1996 – 2020 AbeBooks Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.abebooks.com/Soffitto-puttini-Jacques-Androuet-CERCEAU/22415633842/bd
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Architecture fantastique. 16th c. French. Collections of the Musée Condé (Chantilly) (RMN). Fair use license. via http://meonline.hu/en/magyar-epitomuveszet-hirek/androuet-du-cerceau-1520-1586/

Orchids, chromolithographic plates from Frederick Boyle’s 1901 work “The Woodlands Orchids” which was published in London. J. L. MacFarlane, lithographer.

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“Zygo colax-woodlandsense.” Frontispiece, page 9. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n9/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety Cyanthus.” page 16. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/16/mode/2up
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“Cattleya Trianae Variety Measuresiae.” Page 60. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n59/mode/2up
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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety MacFarlane.” Page 47.Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n46/mode/2up

Stylized animals and plants, plates from Arnold Lyongrun’s 1899 work “Neue freie Dekorationsmotive entwickelt aus dem Tier- und Pflanzenreich : Eine Auswahl von Entwurfen in modernen Stil, mit Rucksicht auf die praktische Verwendung im Kunstgewerbe” which was published in Leipzig by B.F. Voigt. Pochoir prints.

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Plate 1, page 6. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n6/mode/2up
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Plate 4, page 14. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n11/mode/2up
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Plate 2, page 10. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n8/mode/2up
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Plate 3, page 12. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n9/mode/2up

Drypoint prints of 1920s society ladies, mostly Continental but not all. Taken from album number three in a numbered edition of 10 copies that was published in Paris in 1925 and is in an upcoming auction. Artwork by Alex Rzewuski who was a Russian émigré.

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Princesse Léon Radziwill, née Dolorès (Dolly) Radziwill (1886-1966). ca. 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-princesse-leon-radziwill-nee-dolores-dolly-radziwill-49847430?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
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Madame John Barrymore, née Blanche Oelrichs. (1890-1950). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japanese paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-madame-john-barrymore-nee-blanche-oelrichs-1890-1950-49847437?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnew
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Maharani of Kapurthala, born Anita Delgado-Brionès (1890-1962). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japanese paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower left. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via
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Comtesse Irina Ilianova Worontzoff-Daschkoff (1872-1959). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Signed by the artist in pencil on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-comtesse-irina-ilianova-worontzoff-daschkoff-1872-1959-49847432?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
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Princesse Isabelle de France (1900-1983). 1925. Drypoint enhanced with color and white chalk on old Japan paper. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower left. Alex Rzewuski, artist. Image © Etude Coutau-Begarie and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/portrait-de-la-princesse-isabelle-de-france-1900-1983-pointe-seche-49847433?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsl

Plates depicting modern Sicilian architecture, modern in 1835, that is. Taken from “Architecture moderne de la Sicile, ou Recueil des plus beaux monumens religieux, et des édifices publics et particuliers les plus remarquables de la Sicile” by architects Jacques Ignace Hittorff and Ludwig Zanth. Published in 1835.

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“Élévation de l’école de botanique de Palerme, exécutée à MDCCXC par L. Dufourny Arch.” Page 77. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n77/mode/2up
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“Chaire pour prêcher et fontes d’eau bénite dans la cathédrale de messine.” Page 90. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n90/mode/2up
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“Fontaine de palais de l’archevêque de messine.” Page 108. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n108/mode/2up
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“Porte principale de la cathédrale de messine.” Page 82. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n82/mode/2up
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“élévation de la grande fontaine sur la marine de Messine.” Page 126. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n126/mode/2up
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“Détails de l’église royale de Sainte. Marie Nuova de Monreale.” Page 216. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010714646/page/n217/mode/2up

Posters with animals. British. Charles Paine, graphic designer. Living from 1895 to 1967, he started out training with stained glass but ended up designing posters instead. Most of these having been created for the Regent’s Park Zoo in London.

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“Make your home in Welwyn.” ca. 1939. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/CHARLES-PAINE–1895-1967–MAKE-YOUR-HOME-IN-WELWYN-Circa-193?saleno=2538&lotNo=125&refNo=767534
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“For the Zoo, Book to Regent’s Park or Camden Town.” 1921.. Image © London Transport Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/posters/attractions/for-the-zoo-book-to-regent-s-park-by-charles-paine-1921-2318#selection=pto_finish:Matt__970;pto_frame:No%20Frame__969;pto_size:Small__961;pto_mount:With%20Mount__973
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“Uxbridge.” 1921. Lithograph, published by the Baynard Press. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/charles-paine-1895-1967-uxbridge-5727271-details.aspx
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“For the Zoo.” 1925. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Charles-Paines-Poster-Vintage-Print/dp/B01KL6YHAQ

Portraits of Victorian birds, done by Scottish artist Jemima Blackburn (1823-1909). Along with working in watercolors, she illustrated 27 books. Known for her work depicting birds.

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“The Young Cuckoo.” Illustration from the first edition of “Birds Drawn from Nature” which was published in 1862. Image © panteek.com. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.panteek.com/Blackburn/pages/blk158-152.htm
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Untitled (Group of hares and partridge). No exact date. Image © Trustees of the British Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1911-0425-32
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Untitled (Group of hares and partridge). No exact date. Image © Trustees of the British Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1911-0425-32
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“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” No date. Salted paper print. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/76727/and-abraham-said-my-son-god-will-provide-himself-lamb-burnt-offering

Flower pictures by Victorian painter Paul de Longpré (1855–1911). Born in France he started his artistic career at the age of 12 painting hand fans in Paris. Later he went to the United States and worked there.

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Roses. Late 19th-early 20th c. Watercolor on brown paper. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/337713
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Calla lilies. 1895. Signed and dated on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://pixels.com/featured/calla-lilies-paul-de-longpre.html
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“Spring Favorites.” Published as an art supplement and distributed by the Chicago Tribune newspaper on March 31, 1895. 1895. Chromolithograph. Image © George D. Glazer 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.georgeglazer.com/wpmain/product/fine-art-flower-composition-bouquet-paul-de-longpre-pair-antique-prints-late-19th-century/
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VIolet nosegay. 1908. Chromolithograph. Serial number 1293F. Gray Lithographic Company, lithographers. Signed on the center right. Image ©2020 French Garden House. Fair use license. via https://frenchgardenhouse.com/item_7134/Antique-Violets-Floral-Chromolithograph-Print-Paul-de-Longpre-Nosegay.htm

Animal linocuts and one painting. Austrian by printmaker and painter Norbertine Bresslern-Roth. Living from 1891 to 1978, she studied at the Styrian Landeskunstschule.

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“Schimpansen” (Chimpanzees). 1949. Color linocut. Signed “Bresslern-Roth” and inscribed “block print.” © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/1370134/
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“Kampf” (Struggle). 1923. Linocut. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://adventuresintheprinttrade.blogspot.com/2011/08/animal-grace-norbertine-bresslern-roth.html
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“Fischende Katz.” 1962. Oil on burlap. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/norbertine-bresslern-roth/

Images of Glengariff in County Cork in Ireland from a time that isn’t coming back. Plates from Nathaniel Willis Parker’s 1841 work “The scenery and antiquities of Ireland” which was printed in London. Collections of the Boston Public Library.

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“Glengariff.” Page 28. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/sceneryantiquiti02will/page/n28/mode/2up
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“Cromwell’s Bridge, Glengariff.” Page 33. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/sceneryantiquiti02will/page/n33/mode/2up
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“Glengariff Inn.” Page 33. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/sceneryantiquiti02will/page/n33/mode/2up