People with wings on their heads and some with wings on their backs. Pre Raphaelite. Sir William Blake Richmond, English artist (1842-1921). Also taught art at the University of Oxford and created decorative mosaics for Saint Paul’s in London.

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“Icarus.” 1887. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/icarus-by-richmond-william-blake-richmond.html
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“Hermes,” illustration in the 1886 “Magazine of Art.” Image capture and formatting by George P. Landow. Collections of the University of Toronto Library and the Internet Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/richmondwb/paintings/3.html
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“Saint Joan of Arc.” No date. Pencil and pastel on buff paper. signed with the initials “WBR” on the reverse on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/sir-william-blake-richmond-ra-1842-1921-4516729-details.aspx
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“The Hun and the Crucifix.” No date. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallerix.org/storeroom/792413141/N/706/

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/

Trolley cards sponsored by Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum. American. ca. 1951. Otis Shepard, graphic designer (1894-1969). Did posters too.

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“Treat your Taste to an Exciting Change.” ca. 1951. Printed on card. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/OTIS-SHEPARD–1894-1969–WRIGLEYS-JUICY-FRUIT–TREAT-YOUR-TA?saleno=2538&lotNo=145&refNo=770893
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“Give your Taste a Treat.” ca. 1951. Printed on card. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/OTIS-SHEPARD-(1894-1969)-WRIGLEYS-JUICY-FRUIT–GIVE-YOUR-TAS?saleno=2538&lotNo=147&refNo=770892
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“Treat your Taste to an Exciting Change.” ca. 1951. Printed on card. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/OTIS-SHEPARD-(1894-1969)-WRIGLEYS-JUICY-FRUIT–TREAT-YOUR-TA?saleno=2538&lotNo=148&refNo=770891
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“Different! Delicious.” ca. 1951. Printed on card. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/OTIS-SHEPARD-(1894-1969)-WRIGLEYS-JUICY-FRUIT–DIFFERENT-DEL?saleno=2538&lotNo=149&refNo=770890
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“Enjoy an Exciting Taste Change.” ca. 1951. Printed on card. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/OTIS-SHEPARD-(1894-1969)-WRIGLEYS-JUICY-FRUIT–ENJOY-AN-EXCI?saleno=2538&lotNo=150&refNo=770895

Engravings of an India that isn’t coming back. Plates from Robert Montgomery Martin’s 1858 work about India which has letterpress descriptions written by Emily (Emma) Roberts. Martin wrote several books dealing with various parts of the British Empire.

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“Delhi – Showing the Entrance to the Palace.” After a sketch by Captain R. Elliot RN. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n7/mode/2up
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“View of Cawnpore from the River.” Engraved after a drawing by C. Mottram. Page 11. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up
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“View of Sassoor, in the Deccan, Southeast of Poonah: The Walled Building to the Right is a Fortified Palace, and in 1818, its Garrison held out against a division of the British Army.” Page 12. Collections of and digitalized by the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/indianempireitsh02mart/page/n11/mode/2up

A selection of images from the “Recueil sur exercices des Franconi au Cirque Olympique” which is in the collections of the BnF Gallica, the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Starting out as an equestrian theatre company in 1782 Paris, it was run by the Franconi family for decades. Closed in the 1860s.

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View 7. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p/f7.item.r=Laurent%20Franconi
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View 10. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p.r=Laurent%20Franconi?rk=85837;2
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View 13. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p.r=Laurent%20Franconi?rk=85837;2
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View 12. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p.r=Laurent%20Franconi?rk=85837;2

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View 18. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p/f18.item.r=Laurent%20Franconi
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View 28. 1807-1862. French. Source: gallica.bnf.fr. Collections of the BnF Gallica. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53072808p/f28.item.r=Laurent%20Franconi

Vide-poche so fancy looking you’d better keep Princess Alexandra’s card in it by itself and put the ones from everyone else in something else. A vide-poche is a small container that you keep by the door to put your keys in when you get home.

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“An Embrace” vide poche with the design of the heads and torsos of a man and a woman, sweeping up from the sides of the dish with an arm around each other. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Gilt bronze. Max Blondat, designer. Makers marks: Signed, “MAX-BLONDAT”. Foundry mark fork “Siot Paris”. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/max-blondat-french-art-nouveau-gilt-bronze-vide-poche/id-f_1091822/
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Vide pouch in the form of a stemmed bowl with gilt bronze fringe. Napoleon III in style. Mother of pearl and gilt bronze in a floral motif with tassels. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-French-Palais-Royal-Mother-of-Pearl-Vide-Poche-Open-Salt-or-Jewel-Dish-/302988255346
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Trefoil shaped vide poche with a polychrome champlevé enamel dish and gilt brass winged dragon. ca. 1900. Chinoiserie. French. Enamel and gilt bronze. Image © Daelmans and antiek.com. Fair use license. via http://www.antiek.com/daelmans-106/champleve-enamel-vide-poche-in-chinoiserie-style-france-circa-1900-1320032

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

Vanity cases straight out of the Jazz Age. Art Déco. Zelda Fitzgerald must have kept a few in her handbag. Maybe it was one of these. Maybe not.

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Vanity case, the exterior with panels of green and blue enamel that simulate lapis lazuli and are bordered in gold with the hinges and cover handles set in diamonds. The double door covers opens to reveal a hinged mirror and removable lipstick holder. Art Déco. American. Gold, enamel and diamonds. Marked “GATTLE CO” over the mirror. E. M. Gattle and Company, maker. Image © Christies and Lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/an-american-art-deco-gold-enamel-and-diamond-vanity-case-49621327?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter
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Vanity case with a Persian inspired design that opens to reveal a mirror, two compartments and a lipstick holder. Gold, mother-of-pearl, jade, diamonds, enamel and coral inlay. 1927. French. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, with a maker’s mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-art-deco-multi-gem-vanity-case-by-6091621-details.aspx
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Vanity case decorated in the Persian style in black and white enamel in the design of tulips and pomegranates. ca. 1920. French. Gold and enamel. signed “Cartier, Paris, Londres, 4917.” Image 2020 © Inez Stodel. Fair use license. via https://inezstodel.com/en/collection/archive/art-deco-vanity-case/

Down to the water and into a boat with Canadian-American Tonal painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. Living from 1828 to 1901, he liked to paint pastoral scenes. He was one of the few Black painters of the nineteenth century to win significant recognition in North America.

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“The Farm Landing.” 1892. Oil on canvas. Collection of the White House, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_Mitchell_Bannister_-_The_Farm_Landing_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“River Scene.” 1883. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27River_Scene%27_by_Edward_Mitchell_Bannister,_1883,_oil_on_canvas,_Honolulu_Museum_of_Art.JPG
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“Dorchester, 1856.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (and the Renwick Gallery) . In the public domain due to age. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/b/ba-baq/edward-mitchell-bannister/dorchester-1856