Goings on at the 18th century Viennese court of the Hapsburgs. Martin van Meytens, artist. Living from 1695 to 1777, he was born in Sweden but mostly painted in Austria.

“The entry of Emperor Francis I and Joseph II into Frankfurt for his coronation in 1764.” After 1764. Swedish/Austrian. Oil on canvas. Martin van Meytens and workshop, artists. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_011.jpg

“Die Erstverleihung des Maria-Theresien-Ordens 1758.” ca. 1758. Swedish/Austrian. Oil painting. Collections of the Schloß Schönbrunn. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_014.jpg

Franz Stephen and Maria Theresa with their children. 1764-1765. Swedish/Austrian. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_010.jpg

Thinking the smallest daughter, the fourth one over from the left from Franz Stephen, is the future Marie Antoinette, the Archduchess Maria Antonia.

People getting out in the sunshine and having fun, painted by Swedish artist Hugo Birger. Living from 1854 to 1887, he studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.

“Skandinaviska konstnärernas frukost i Café Ledoyen, Paris fernissadagen.” 1886. Swedish. Oil on canvas. signed “Hugo Birger” on the lower right. Collections of the National Museum, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hugo_birger-Skandinaviska_konstn%C3%A4rernas_frukost.jpg
“Ekebacken.” 1860. Swedish. Oil on canvas. Image ©2021 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/hugo-birger/ekebacken-X5rrgUf0Zg72yW4MoljOHA2
Park scene from Spain”Park scene from Spain.” Probably painted in 1882. Swedish. Oil on canvas.
Signed with dedication: “a mon ami Exell. Åkerman souvenir affecteux de Hugo Birger”. Image © 2008-2021 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/617/452-hugo-birger-park-scene-from-spain

A Sweden that isn’t coming back. Landscapes by Niels Edvard Krueger who lived from 1858 to 1930. Studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.

“Winter Evening”. Undated. Image © 2021 Cutler Miles Art Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.cutlermiles.com/winter-evening-nils-kreuger/

October Evening at Apelvik.” 1895. Swedish. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image source leicestergalleries.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kreuger21.jpg
“Spring in Halland.” Three paintings in a frame sculpted by the artist. 1894. Oil on panel. Inscribed “N. KREUGER 1894”. Collections of the National Museum, Stockholm. in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nils_Kreuger_-Spring_in_Halland._Three_Paintings_in_a_Frame_Sculpted_by_the_Artist-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Decorative boxes in gold. 18th century, made in Sweden. Two of these by Stockholm goldworker Frantz Bergs who was born in around 1697 and died in 1787.

Gold box with a decorated cover. A gift from Swedish King Karl XIV Johan (1763-1844) to cavalry captain Johan Gustaf Wertmüller. 1761 Gold. Frantz Bergs, goldsmith. Maker’s marks: Mark of Frantz Bergs, Stockholm 1761. Image  © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/571/1040-a-swedish-18th-century-gold-box-makers-mark-of-frantz-bergs-stockholm-1761

Gold and enamel rectangular snuff-box, with the cover, sides and base each centered with an oval cartouche decorated en plein. Cover decorated with putti riding in a shell being drawn by dolphins. Sides and base with rural and riverside scenes surrounded by scrolls and foliage in translucent green basse taille enamel with borders chased with flowers and foliage with a slightly raised floral thumbpiece. ca. 1780. Swedish, probably made in Stockholm. Later struck with two French import marks. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-swedish-enamelled-gold-snuff-box-probably-stockholm-6008874-details.aspx
Vinaigrette. 1756. Gold and enamel. Frantz Bergs, designer and maker. Image  © National Museum, Stockholm. Fair use license. via http://emp-web-84.zetcom.ch/eMP/eMuseumPlus;jsessionid=711AE9C77C501D5041DB6F0F93C0A17D.node1?service=direct/1/ResultDetailView/result.inline.list.t1.collection_list.$TspTitleImageLink.link&sp=13&sp=Sartist&sp=SelementList&sp=0&sp=0&sp=999&sp=SdetailView&sp=0&sp=Sdetail&sp=1&sp=T&sp=0&sp=SdetailList&sp=0&sp=T&sp=3#artistReferences

Landscapes of the American West just a little while back. Birger Sandzén, painter. Living from 1871 to 1954, Sandzén was from Sweden but came to the United States and painted here. Also taught art at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.

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“Creek at Moonrise.” ca. 1921. Oil on canvas. Signed “Birger Sandzén” on the bottom right. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. Image source: Online collections of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Creek_at_Moonrise_-_Sven_Birger_Sandz%C3%A9n_-_overall.jpg

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“A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado). 1927. Oil on canvas. © Estate of the artist. Image © Denver Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://denverartmuseum.org/article/mountain-symphony-display-public-first-time-90-years

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“In the Heart of the Rockies – Long Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park”. Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “Birger Sandzén, Lindsborg, Kans[as]” on the back. “© Estate of the artist. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/589/890-birger-sandzen-in-the-heart-of-the-rockies-long-peak-rocky-mountain-national-park

Landscapes of Sweden just a little while ago. Jonas Helmer Osslund (Åslund), painter. Living from 1866 to 1938, He specialized in motifs from Lappland. Studied art in Paris at the Académie Colarossi.

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Coastal landscape from the north of Sweden, No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Helmer Osslund”. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/625/423-helmer-osslund-coastal-landscape-from-the-north-of-sweden

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“A Summer Evening by Kallsjön.” No date. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Helmer_Osslund_-_A_Summer_Evening_by_Kallsj%C3%B6n_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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“Nipor i kvällssol” (Sunset over sandy river banks). No date. Oil on greaseproof paper. Signed “Helmer Osslund.” Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/625/421-helmer-osslund-nipor-i-kvallssol-sunset-over-sandy-river-banks

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“Kvikkjokk.” 1910. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/AQTFCC-Helmer-Osslund-Kvikkjokk

Oh to get to live on the top of a candlestick and make everything brighter! Ormolu on Gustavian candlesticks from the end of the 18th century. Swedish.

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Candlesticks. 1800. Late Gustavian. Swedish. porphyry and ormolu. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Lundgrens Antikhandel AB. Fair use license. via http://www.lundgrensantik.se/works-of-art/pair-of-swedish-porphyr-candlesticks-late-gustavian-circa-1800/images/1

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Pair of candlesticks, each in the form of a maiden with an urn shaped candle holder, standing on a marble column on a square base. ca. 1790. Gustavaian. Made in Stockholm, Sweden. Ormolu and white marble. Image © 2020 ArtOrigo.com. Fair use license. via https://artorigo.com/lighting/a-pair-of-gustavian-ormolu-and-white-marble-candlesticks-stockholm-circa-1790/id-10615

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Pair of candlesticks, each modeled with a sitting mermaid on a round marble pedestal holding a urn shaped candleholder aloft. Late 18th c. Gustavian. Swedish. Ormolu and marble. Maker not known. Image © Hoffmans, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.hoffmansantikhandel.se/portfolio/pair-director-candlesticks-late-18th-century/

Putti having fun painted by Swedish painter and decorative artist Johan Pasch the Elder (1706-1769).

"Allegori över de fyra elementen - Vattnet."
“Allegori över de fyra elementen – Vattnet.” 18th c. Door covering, oil on canvas. Image source: Stockholms Auktionsverk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johan_Pasch,_Allegori_%C3%B6ver_de_fyra_elementen_-_Vattnet,_d%C3%B6rr%C3%B6verstycke.jpg

Pastoral scene with reading shepherdess. 18th c.
Pastoral scene with reading shepherdess. 18th c. Panel. After 1761 because the motif with the reading shepherdess in center of the panel Pasch borrowed from the artist François Boucher’s 1761 work “Les Confidences de l’amour.” Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/589/1012-johan-pasch-attributed-to-panel-pastoral-scene-with-reading-shepherdess

Door cover with a mythological motif of a putti sleeping on clouds.
Door cover with a mythological motif of a putti sleeping on clouds. 18th c. Door cover, oil on canvas. Painted by Pasch. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Mytologiskt-motiv-med-sovande-amorin-pa-/8DA683BA3E907CAD

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“Allegori över de fyra elementen – Elden.” 18th c. Door cover. Image courtesy Stockholms Auktionsverket. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Allegori-over-de-fyra-elementen—Elden-/C5C382B94866BC8F

Blue-green Art Deco stoneware from Sweden. Part of Wilhelm Kåge’s “Argenta” series which he produced for the Gustavsberg Factory.

Vase. 1930s-1940s.
Vase. 1930s-1940s. Stoneware with a green glaze and silver overlay. Stamped: “Argenta 1046 / Gustavsberg Kåge.” Image © Maison Gerard, New York. Fair use license. via http://www.maisongerard.com/collection/wilhelm-kage-1889-1961-for-gustavsberg4

Vase. No exact date.
Vase. No exact date. Stoneware with green glaze and silver overlay. Makers marks on the underside. Image © 2008-2019 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/569/875-a-wilhelm-kage-argenta-stoneware-vase-gustavsberg

Charger. Early 20th c.
Charger. Early 20th c. Stoneware with a green glaze and silver overlay. Makers marks on underside. Image © 2019 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2066762/wilhelm-kage-argenta-series-charger-for-gustavsberg

Very early abstracts by Hilma af Klint. A Swedish artist and mystic, she lived from 1862 to 1944.

Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece (Grupp X, nr 1, Altarbild), from "Altarpieces" (Altarbilder).1915
Altarpieces: Group X, No. 1, Altarpiece. 1915. © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/hilma-af-klints-occult-spirituality-makes-perfect-artist-technologically-disrupted-time-1376587

“Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 9, Old Age.” 1907.
“Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 9, Old Age.” 1907. © The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/arts/design/hilma-af-klint-guggenheim.html

"The Dove, Number 08, Group IX/UW, No. 32." 1915.
“The Dove, Number 08, Group IX/UW, No. 32.” 1915. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=244224