Paintings of the Generalife Gardens in Granada, Spain. Near the Alhambra. Different artists. All beautiful.

“Generalife Gardens, Granada.” Undated. Spanish/Catalan. Santiago Rusiñol, artist (1861-1931) Signed “S. Rusiñol” on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/the-generalife-gardens-granada

“The Garden of Generalife, Granada, Spain (Alhambra).” 1939. American. Oil on canvas. Theodore Wores, artist (1859-1939). Collections of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. Image © Crocker Art Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.crockerart.org/collections/american-art-before-1945/artworks/the-garden-of-generalife-granada-spain-alhambra-1939

“Generalife, Granada.” 1910. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Joaquín Sorolla, artist (1863-1923). In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/joaqu-n-sorolla/generalife-granada-1910

Cook, Francis Ferdinand Maurice; The Theatre Generalife Gardens by Moonlight, Granada, Spain; Sir Francis Cook Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-theatre-generalife-gardens-by-moonlight-granada-spain-137875

“The Theatre Generalife Gardens by Moonlight, Granada, Spain.” 1960. British. Oil and mixed media on panel. Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, artist (1907-1978). Image © estate of the artist. Collections of and © Sir Francis Cook Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-theatre-generalife-gardens-by-moonlight-granada-spain-137875

Baroque still lifes. Spanish. Antonio Ponce, artist. Living from ca. 1608 to 1677, he was an apprentice in the workshop of Juan van der Hamen whose niece he married. Also painted garlands.

Still life with flowers and fruits. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed “AP” on the lower left on the edge. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/still-life-with-flowers-and-fruits

Bodegón de dulces, frutos secos, cerámica y vidrios. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Fernando Duran, Madrid. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/antonio-ponce-valladolid-1608-madrid-1677-oleo-so-1247-c-288192b311#

Still life in the kitchen. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ponce,AntonioStill-Life_in_the_Kitchen-_17th_c.jpg

Baroque still lifes painted by Spanish artist Juan de Espinosa and his son, also named Juan de Espinosa. That part is a bit confusing but the artwork is great.

Still life of flowers and grapes in an elaborate ceramic vase, with snails along the bottom ledge. 17th c. Spanish. Juan de Espinosa, artist. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/master-paintings/still-life-of-flowers-and-grapes-in-an-elaborate-2
Naturaleza muerta con objetos de orfebrería. 1624. Spanish. Juan Bautista de Espinosa, artist. Colección Masaveu, Oviedo. Image source: Eluque1. Artwork itself in the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Naturaleza_muerta_con_objetos_de_orfebrer%C3%ADa_(1624),_de_Juan_Bautista_de_Espinosa.JPG
Still life with shell fountain and flowers, ca. 1645. Spanish. Juan de Espinosa, artist. Private collection. Image © Web Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.wga.hu/html_m/e/espinosa/index.html

Still lifes or bodegones from Spain, painted by Juan van der Hamen y León. Living from around 1596 to 1631, he also painted allegories, landscapes, and large-scale works for churches and convents but I like these best.

A basket, dish and plates of fruit on a table top with a jug, glasses of wine, bread and a split melon. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26203/lot/42/?category=list&length=96&page=1

Still-Life with Crockery and Cakes. ca. 1627. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_van_der_Hamen_-Still-Life_with_Crockery_and_Cakes-_WGA11197.jpg
Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and glass Vessels. 1627. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_van_der_Hamen_-_Stiil_life_with_flowers,_articholes_cherries_and_glass,_1627,_Prado.jpg

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.

People getting out and about with some very grand surroundings. Spanish. Ricardo Villegas y Cordero, painter. Living from 1849 to 1896, his work was exhibited at the International Exhibition of Munich in 1888. His brother José was a painter too.

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“A Feast Day.” 1890. Private collection. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.latinamericanart.com/en/artwork/a-feast-day/

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“In the Salon.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in Rome. Image © 2017 FERNANDO DURÁN SUBASTAS, S.A. Fair use license. via https://www.fernandoduran.com/duran/803-ricardo-villegas-y-cordero-sevilla-1849-1896.html

Spanish children from just a little while ago. Antonio María Esquivel, portraitist. Living from 1806 to 1857, he was part of the Romantic School. Studied art at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

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“Manuel Flores Calderón.” ca. 1842. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019. Museo Nacional del Prado. Fair use license. via https://www.museodelprado.es/coleccion/obra-de-arte/manuel-flores-calderon/d302b286-b051-4916-8c4a-7e54c0197262

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Children playing with a ram. 1843. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo Romántico, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antonio_M%C2%AA_Esquivel_-_Children_playing_with_a_ram_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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Raimundo Roberto and Fernando José, the sons of HRH the Infanta Josefa Fernanda de Borbón Antonio María Esquivel (1806-1857). 1855. Oil on canvas. Image © Museo Nacional del Prado. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2016/10/23/34475545.html

Spanish women doing various things, some going out for the evening and others heading for the beach sometime in the first half of the 20th century. Rafael de Penagos, artist/illustrator (1889–1954). One of the most representative figures of Madrilenian modernism.

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Illustration. 1931. Pencil and watercolor on paper. ©Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/571816483921551007/

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Drawing. ca. 1917. ©Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://50watts.com/Rafael-de-Penagos

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Illustration that was published in 1923. Gouache. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html

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Illustration. 1948. Watercolor and charcoal on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html

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Illustration. 1925. Ink, watercolor and pencil on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html

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Illustration. 1942. Watercolor and tempera on paper. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://blogs.elpais.com/ilustrados/2014/02/rafael-penagos-art-d%C3%A8co.html

More flowers, plates from Francisco Manuel Blanco’s “Flora de Filipinas” which was published in Manila in the early 1880s. From the digital archives of the The Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid.

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“Renealmia Exaltata.” Plate 1. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=8&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=

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“Commelina Polygama – blanco. C. Benghalensis – variedad – Canescens.” Page 19. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=19&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=

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“Nyctanthes sambac and Jasminum Bicorollatum.” Page 12. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=12&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=

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“Costus Luteus – Blanco. Curcuma Xanthorrhiza.’ Plate 2. C. Verdaguer. Barcelona, lithographer. Image © Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/viewer/9470?viewer=picture#page=9&viewer=picture&o=share&n=0&q=

Images of the Alhambra. A selection from the archives of the National Library of Spain.

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“Veduta di un Cortile del Palazzo e dei Bagni degli antichi Re Mori di Granata,” plate from “Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale” which was printed by Giambatista Albrizzi in Venice in 1745. 18th c. Etching. Artist not known. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000062931

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“Salón de Embajadores de la Alhambra” (Hall of the Ambassadors), a plate from “Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne par Alexandre de Laborde,” published in 1812. Engraving by Jean-Lubin Vauzelle. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000019143

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“Estanque Real del Patio de la Alhambra de Granada.” 1824. Etching. Felipe Cardano, maker (1778-1824). Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000062861

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“Sala de las dos Hermanas de la Alhambra” (Hall of the Two Sisters), plate from Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne par Alexandre de Laborde.” 1812. Louis-Alexandre de Buigne, engraver. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000019141