Fairies getting ready to flit their wings and leave but not yet. British and quite Victorian. John Simmons, watercolorist (1823-1876). Known for his very ethereal fairyland scenes.

"Titania Flying." ca. 1866.
“Titania Flying.” ca. 1866. Watercolor and gouache. Private collection. Photo credit: The Maas Gallery, London / The Bridgeman Art Library. Image © 2019 FineArtAmerica.com. Fair use license. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/titania-flying-john-simmons.html
Scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 1873. Watercolor.
Scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 1873. Watercolor. Signature and date bottom right. Photo credit: 2014, Bonhams Auction. 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:Scene_from_%27A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream%27_by_John_Simmons,_1873,_watercolor.jpg
"Titania." 1866.
“Titania.” 1866. In the public domain due to age. Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/John-Simmons-Titania-16×21-Kitchen/dp/B00G2M7O2W
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Watercolors of city images with colors wandering off into the mist. If we are lucky they’ll be back. American. Todros Geller, artist (1889-1949). Also taught art and made prints.

"Street Scene with Man." 1942.
“Street Scene with Man.” 1942. Watercolor. Signed. Image © MutualArt. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Street-Scene-with-Man/D760C7A059B76D25
Untitled (factory). ca. 1930's.
Untitled (factory). ca. 1930’s. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States due to age. via https://observer.com/2015/02/seeing-red-nyus-grey-art-gallery-revisits-americas-socialist-moment-in-full/
"Industrial Scene." 1938.
“Industrial Scene.” 1938. Collaboration of Geller and his students. Todros Geller with students, Courtesy Spertus Institute, Image © 2019 WWCI. Fair use license. via https://news.wttw.com/2018/09/13/strange-worlds-first-solo-show-late-chicago-artist-todros-geller
Untitled street scene. 1927.
Untitled (Street scene). 1927. Oil on canvas on panel. Signed and dated Todros Geller ‘27, lower left. Image ©2019 Richard Norton Gallery LLC. Fair use license. via https://richardnortongallery.com/artists/todros-geller/artworks/6709-untitled-street

Watercolors of Russian interiors from long before the revolution had been thought of let alone come. Mid 19th century. Luigi Premazzi, artist (1814-1891). Italian but he mostly painted in Saint Petersburg, keeping busy doing watercolors of rooms in the tsar’s palaces.

"Mikhail Obreskoff's Office." 1848. Watercolor on paper.
“Mikhail Obreskoff’s Office.” 1848. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Art Museum of Ryazan, Russia. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/premazzi-luigi/mikhail-obreskoffs-office.html
"Interior of a living room." 1847.
“Interior of a living room, a domestic interior with four seated female figures.” 1847. Watercolor and white color on paper. Collection of the Radichtchev Museum, Saratov, Russia. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/premazzi/interiorofalivingroom1847.html
"Stagecoach Station in Saint Petersburg."
“Stagecoach Station in Saint Petersburg.” 1848. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow. Image © bridgemanimages.com and 2019 meisterdrucke.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Luigi-Premazzi/105682/The-Waiting-Room-of-the-Stagecoach-Station-in-St.-Petersburg,-1848-(wc-and-gouache-on-paper).html

Dreams of an India that isn’t coming back. Oils and aquatints by English landscape painter Thomas Daniell RA. Living from 1749 to 1840, he spent seven years painting in India.

"Jami Masjid, Delhi." 1811.
“Jami Masjid, Delhi.” 1811. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Yale Museum for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Daniell_-_Jami_Masjid,_Delhi_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"The Purana Qila, Delhi." 1796.
“The Purana Qila, Delhi, engraved: The Western Entrance of Shere Shah’s Fort.” 1796. Aquatint, watercolor and pencil. Image © 2019 Andrew Clayton-Payne. Fair use license. via https://www.clayton-payne.com/artworks/9406/
"The Sacred Tree of the Hindoos at Gyah, Bahar, March 1790." No date.
“The Sacred Tree of the Hindoos at Gyah, Bahar, March 1790.” No date. Watercolor over graphite. Image © The Morgan Library and Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/drawings/122946#
"Mausoleum of Kausim Solemanee, at Chunar Gur, 1803." Plate 23
“Mausoleum of Kausim Solemanee, at Chunar Gur, 1803.” Plate 23 from “Oriental Scenery Part 3: Containing Twenty-Four Views of the Architecture, Antiques and Landscape Scenery of Hindoostan, London,” published in 1803. Hand colored aquatint. Image © 2019 SHAPIRO AUCTIONEERS Woollahra. Fair use license. via

Watercolors that belonged to Victoria and Albert. Queen Victoria commissioned a series of albums of places she and her husband loved or had visited. These are three of the pictures, two from a visit to Albert’s childhood home and a later one of her birthday table at Osborne.

“Schloss Stolzenfels The Great Knight’s Hall.”
“Schloss Stolzenfels: The Great Knight’s Hall.” 1847. Prussian. Watercolor and bodycolor over pencil. Carl Georg Anton Graeb, artist (1816-1884). Image © The Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/victoria-albert-art-love/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/schloss-stolzenfels-the-great-knights-hall
Queen Victoria’s Birthday Table at Osborne
“Queen Victoria’s Birthday Table at Osborne, 24 May 1861.” 1861. British. Watercolor and bodycolor with pencil. James Roberts, artist (ca. 1800-1867). Image © The Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/victoria-albert-art-love/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/queen-victorias-birthday-table-at-osborne-24-may-1861
Schloss Rosenau the room used by Princes Ernest and Albert as children c. 1846
“Schloss Rosenau: the room used by Princes Ernest and Albert as children.” the nursery the princes shared with their tutor. ca. 1846. German. Watercolor over pencil with scraping out. Georg Konrad Rothbart, artist (1817-1896). Image © The Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/victoria-albert-art-love/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/schloss-rosenau-the-room-used-by-princes-ernest-and-albert-as-children

Rooms in the palace all redone in the latest style. No need to not keep up when you are married to a Romanov. Watercolors by Luigi Premazzi, who lived from 1814 to 1891.

"The Study of Empress Maria Alexandrovna," from the album "Interiors of the Winter Palace." 1869.
“The Study of Empress Maria Alexandrovna,” from the album “Interiors of the Winter Palace.” 1869. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.amazon.com/Painting-Premazzi-Interiors-Alexandrovna-Definition/dp/B0152G06NC
"The Dressing Room of Empress Maria Alexandrovna in the Winter Palace." 1857.
“The Dressing Room of Empress Maria Alexandrovna in the Winter Palace.” 1857. Image © Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Image © 1998 – 2019 Государственный Эрмитаж. Все права защищены. Fair use license. via https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/02.%20Drawings/317978/!ut/p/z1/jZDBTsMwDIZfhR16JHHTpu24RZnEGBtB04CQC-qmrg1qkyoti8TTExAXEBR8s_T592djhSVWpjzpuhy1NWUb-keVPQnGsjjhsBKcLoCJ7S3d8ptLiFP88AHAL8UAq__MTwBqOn7114JwAXEbvqmx6suxOdfmaLEEgs4WrvTa1AOWSZzP8yK4qG9p
"Raspberry Salon, Tsarkoe Selo." 1863.
“Raspberry Salon, Tsarkoe Selo.” 1863. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/fine-art/artist/image/luigi-premazzi/8787/1/137749/himbeer/index.htm

People getting bored and hanging out in the artwork waiting for everyone to go home for the night so they can have fun. Swedish.Julius Kronberg, artist (1850-1921).

"Hvilande danserska." 1880.
“Hvilande danserska.” 1880. Watercolor. Image © 2018 Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://blouinartsalesindex.com/auctions/Julius-Kronberg-6108342/Hvilande-danserska-1890
"Perseus releases Andromeda" (detail). 1918.
“Perseus releases Andromeda” (detail). 1918. Oil on plaster with putty fabric. Collection of the Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm. Photo credit: Samuel Uhrdin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A5lning._Julius_Kronberg._Perseus_befriar_Andromeda._1918._Detalj_-_Hallwylska_museet_-_21483.tif
"The Sacrifice of Hope on the Altar of Love." 1884.
“The Sacrifice of Hope on the Altar of Love.” 1884. Gold bronze with watercolor and gouache. Image © 2018, Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/753196/past-results/107998?currency=usd
"David and Saul." 1885.
“David and Saul.” 1885. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julius_Kronberg_David_och_Saul_1885.jpg