Lithographs by American artist Grant Wood. Living from 1891 to 1942, he is best known for his depictions of the American Mid-West.

"Fertility." 1939. Lithograph.
“Fertility.” 1939. Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil on the lower right. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/auction-lot/GRANT-WOOD-Fertility.-2522+++++310+-++764295
"July Fifteenth." 1939. Lithograph.
“July Fifteenth.” 1939. Lithograph. Edition of 250. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2019 Whitney Museum of American Art. Fair use license. via https://whitney.org/collection/works/5210
"January." 1938. Lithograph.
“January.” 1938. Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2018, Surovek Gallery. Fair use license. via http://surovekgallery.com/grant-wood/
"March." 1939. Lithograph.
“March.” 1939, published in 1941. Lithograph. Image © Smithsonian American Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/march-34241
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Art Deco clocks to sit on your desk and make any day pass more quickly. French. Where else.

Desk clock. Carved lapis lazuli clock face with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals and openwork hands. Stepped agate surround with a lapis lazuli and gold base with coral.  ca. 1929.
Desk clock. Carved lapis lazuli clock face with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals and openwork hands. Stepped agate surround with a lapis lazuli and gold base with coral. ca. 1929. Exhibited at the Les Arts De La Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, Musée Galleria in June 1929. Boucheron, maker. Image © 2019 Symbolic & Chase. Fair use license. via https://www.s-c.com/Collection/ByReference/43C0079/BOUCHERON–An-Art-Deco-agate–lapis-lazuli-and-coral-desk-clock
Clock. Case with an orange dial supported by malachite phoenixes. 1920's. Chinoiserie in style.
Clock. Case with an orange dial supported by malachite phoenixes. 1920’s. Chinoiserie in style. Silver case with black lacquer and gold detailing.Black onyx, gold, malachite and diamond. Smoked agate abase. Case by Verger Frères. Retailed by Osterag, Paris. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15718/lot/375/?category=list
Mystery clock in the Chinoiserie style.
Mystery clock in the Chinoiserie style. Art Deco. ca. 1931. Gem-set with mother of pearl. Mosaic by Vladimir Makovsky. Pierre Gravoin, Paris, designer for Black, Starr & Frost, New York. Image © Siegelson and ©2019 Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/news/a6062/bergdorf-goodman-siegelson-jewelry/

Long forgotten pictures of the Antarctic from “The great white South : being an account of experiences with Captain Scott’s South pole expedition and of the nature life of the Antarctic.” Herbert Ponting, author. Published in 1923.

"Penguins in the Pack Ice."
“Penguins in the Pack Ice.” Page 80. Collection of the Museum Victoria, Melbourne. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/greatwhiteSouth00Pont/page/n79
"Attacked by Killer Whales."
“Attacked by Killer Whales.” Page 116. Collection of the Museum Victoria, Melbourne. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/greatwhiteSouth00Pont/page/n115
"An Iceberg off Cape Royds." Page 169.
“An Iceberg off Cape Royds.” Page 169. Collection of the Museum Victoria, Melbourne. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/greatwhiteSouth00Pont/page/n168

Down to the sea back when ships had sails. American. Fitz Henry Lane , artist. Living from 1804 to 1865, he painted and made prints in what later came to be called the Luminism style with its pervasive light.

"Castine Harbor." 1852.
“Castine Harbor.” 1852. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Portland Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via http://collections.portlandmuseum.org/Obj5737?sid=182&x=7296&port=1
"Boston Harbor." 1854.
“Boston Harbor.” 1854. Oil on canvas. Collection of the White House, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fitz_Henry_Lane_-_Boston_Harbor_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"Stage Fort across Gloucester Harbor." 1862.
“Stage Fort across Gloucester Harbor.” 1862. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11396

Public (free) post for Sunday, September 29, 2019. More Gothic Revival. Coming in towards the middle of the 18th century but never really gone. Especially popular for mausoleums and college campuses. Link below-

https://www.patreon.com/posts/30334979

Including a mausoleum image. And several images, not just the two (including the mausoleum).

Should you be interested in supporting my work and can please check out what’s available at the various levels. And enjoy the post! Sarah.

"Eighth Frontispiece. Gothic design concept.
“Eighth Frontispiece. Gothic design concept. Batty and Thomas Langley, inventors and sculptors, 1741.” Plate XXIV, page 63 from “Ancient Architecture, restored and improved by a great variety of grand and usefull designs, entirely new, in the Gothick Mode, for the ornamenting of buildings and gardens,” written by the Langleys and published in London in 1742. Collection of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. Public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t0ns4cg1f&view=1up&seq=63

 

 

 

 

Antique sundials from the collections of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany.

Hollow sundial with scales located on the inside of a hexagonal cup. Also marked with zodiac signs shows the monthly changing length of day and night, while the twelve houses in the sky in which the sun is located have been given horoscope scales. 1600.
Hollow sundial with scales located on the inside of a hexagonal cup. Also marked with zodiac signs shows the monthly changing length of day and night, while the twelve houses in the sky in which the sun is located have been given horoscope scales. 1600. German. Gilded brass. Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10019
Sundial from the estate of Duke Frederick I of Württemberg. 1596.
Sundial from the estate of Duke Frederick I of Württemberg. Archimedean, is composed of 18 squares and eight triangles. 1596. Wood and iron. Signed “LVDOVICVS HÖHENFELDER ANNO CHR [ISTI] 1596.” Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10016
Equatorial sundials with mechanical minute display.
Equatorial sundials with mechanical minute display. 1720-25. Silver, brass, glass, and iron. Johann Martin Willebrand, maker (1642-1721). Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10098

Endnotes, dropped capitals and other ephemera from the work “A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia.” Written by Thomas Harriot, it was first published in London in 1588.

Header artwork. Page 22.
Header artwork. Page 22. Collection of and digitalized by the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/briefetruereport00harr/page/22
Dropped capital. Page 22.
Dropped capital. Page 22. Collection of and digitalized by the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/briefetruereport00harr/page/22
Page 30 (detail).
Page 30 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/briefetruereport00harr/page/30
Page 45 (detail).
Page 45 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/briefetruereport00harr/page/n44