Somewhere near Scotland just a little while ago. Genre scenes by artist Sir David Wilkie. Living from 1875 to 1841, he was Principal Painter in Ordinary to King William IV and Queen Victoria.

“The Letter of Introduction.” 1813. Scottish. Oil on panel. Collections of the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sir_David_Wilkie_-The_Letter_of_Introduction-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
“The Blind Fiddler.” 1806. Scottish. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Oil paint on mahogany. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-blind-fiddler-n00099
“The Peep-o’-Day Boys’ Cabin, in the West of Ireland.” 1835-1836, exhibited in 1836. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-peep-o-day-boys-cabin-in-the-west-of-ireland-n00332
“The First Ear-Ring.” 1834-1835, exhibited in 1835. Scottish. Oil on mahogany. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-first-ear-ring-n00328
Study for “Blind Man’s Buff”. 1811. Scottish. Oil on mahogany. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-study-for-blind-mans-buff-n00921

Down to the water with Scottish painter Sir David Young Cameron. Living from 1865 to 1945, he was a member of the Royal Academy. Studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh Schools of Art.

“Loch Eil.” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed “D. Y. Cameron” on the lower right, further signed and titled on the stretcher (verso). Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26692/lot/39/?category=list&length=153&page=1

“Firth of Lorne, November (Sound of Kerrera).” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source: Sphinx Fine Art. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cameron_-_Lorne.jpg

Cameron, David Young; The Hills ofniversity of Liverpool; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-hills-of-ardgower-66836

“The Hills of Ardgower.” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Photo credit: University of Liverpool. Collections of and image © Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-hills-of-ardgower-66836

Portraits of birds from a little while ago. Scottish. Archibald Thorburn, painter. Living from 1860 to 1935, Thorburn specialized in paintings of wildlife, especially Scottish birds. Son of Robert Thorburn who painted miniatures for Queen Victoria.

“Peacock and Peacock Butterfly.” 1917. Scottish. Signed and dated on the bottom right. Image source: Bonham’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn,_Peacock_and_Peacock_Butterfly,_At_87.5_x_111.5cm._Bonhams..jpg
 
“Luscinia luscinia.” 1913. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source “British birds.” Archibald Thorburn. Volume. I. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luscinia_luscinia._Archibald_Thorburn.png
“Cock and hen pheasant in the undergrowth.” 1927. Scottish. Pencil and watercolor, with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolor. Signed and dated signed and dated “A. Thorburn/1927′: on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn05a.jpg

Portraits of British women and girls painted by Scottish artist Thomas Martine Ronaldson (1881–1942).

“Summer.” 1928. Scottish. Signed on the lower right. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.reddit.com/r/museum/comments/6bmck9/thomas_martine_ronaldson_summer_1928/
Anna Katrina Zinkeisen. ca. 1924. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/anna-katrina-zinkeisen-214403
“Lesley in the Studio/The Painter’s Daughter.” 1923. Oil on canvas. Scottish. Photo credit, collections and © Falmouth Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lesley-in-the-studio-14625

The great outdoors but prettier looking. Scottish. Patrick William Adam, artist. Living from 1854 to 1929, he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy. A joint founder of the artistic group the Society of Eight.

“Sunlit Garden.” 1928. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “P W Adam 1928” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/patrick-william-adam-rsa-1854-1929-sunlit-5697127-details.aspx
“Tulips and Forget-me-nots.” 1928. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “P. W. Adam 1928” on the lower right. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/scottish-art-l17135/lot.53.html
“Flourished Border.” Undated. Scottish. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.artbol.com/painting-artist/patrick-william-adam

Letter openers from the old days. So much prettier than an email account.

Gilt-metal and agate letter opener, with a shaped blade pierced with masks and foliate motifs below a cast dragon and a tapering handle inset with agates below gilt-metal beasts. ca. 1880. Scottish. Attributed to Hamilton, Crichton and Company of Edinburgh. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/stone-ii/a-scottish-gilt-metal-and-agate-letter-opener
Silver-gilt and jeweled letter opener in the motif of a dagger in a decorative sheath. Silver-gilt mounts, teal guilloché enamel in the sheath. Large agate beads, seed pearls a turquoise color cabochon on the top of the hilt with applied scrolling decorations, engraving and tiny bits of nephrite or green glass. Antique. No marks found. Image © Aspire Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.aspireauctions.com/#!/catalog/340/1665/lot/66074
Guilloché enamel and silver letter opener. Agate blade with the horse head shaped top having pearl, ruby and gilt highlights. Before 1917. Russian. Maker’s marks: “MHI” and “88”. Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC and Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/russian-guilloche-enamel-and-agate-letter-opener-139-c-0b4493d9b6#

Down by the sea with Scottish Impressionist artist Robert Gemmell Hutchison. Living from 1855 to 1936, he specialized in coastal scenes.

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“Sea Gulls and Sapphire Seas.” 1909. Image source: Bonhams. Signed on the lower left. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_Gulls_and_Sapphire_Seas%E2%80%99_by_Robert_Gemmell_Hutchison.jpg

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“The Toy Boat.” Before 1936. Image source: kykolnik.livejournal.com. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Gemmell_Hutchison_(Scottish,_1855-1936)_%C2%ABThe_toy_boat%C2%BB.jpg

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“Children at the Water’s Edge.” No date. Oil on canvas board. Signed “Gemmell Hutchison” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/robert-gemmell-hutchison-rsa-rsw-1855-1936-5563260-details.aspx

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

Colored woodcuts of Scottish landscapes. Ian Cheyne, artist. Living from 1895 to 1955, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art. All of these in the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland.

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“Hell’s Glen.” 1928. Color woodcut on paper. © The Estate of the Artist Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/15559/0/hells-glen?overlay=download

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“Glen Cluanie.” 1928. Color woodcut on paper. © The Estate of the Artist Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/15565/glen-cluanie

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“Loch Duich.” 1934. Color woodcut on paper. © The Estate of the Artist. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/15560/loch-duich?inspire%5B36089%5D=36089&search_set_offset=1

Paintings of a older Britain that’s almost close enough to touch by Scottish artist Robert Weir Allan (1852-1942).

"Arriving from the Ferry." 1888.
“Arriving from the Ferry.” 1888. Scottish. Watercolor over pencil. Signed and dated “Robert W. Allan/ 1888” on the lower right. Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Fair use license. via https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/4822/?tab=details

"Looking south, Troup Head, Banffshire." No date.
“Looking south, Troup Head, Banffshire.” No date. Scottish. Watercolor. Not dated but signed “Robert W. Allan” on the lower left”. Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Fair use license. via https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/6159/

"The North Ford, Uist, Outer Hebrides." 1894.
“The North Ford, Uist, Outer Hebrides.” 1894. Scottish. Photo credit and image © Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-north-ford-uist-outer-hebrides-106583/search/actor:allan-robert-weir-18511942/page/2/view_as/grid

"Potato Gatherers." No date.
“Potato Gatherers.” No date. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Photo credit and image © Bury Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/potato-gatherers-164036/search/actor:allan-robert-weir-18511942/page/2/view_as/grid