Watercolors of palatial looking interiors possibly belonging to the lord of the manor down the street by Bavarian painter Franz Xaver Nachtmann who mostly worked in Munich. (1799-1846). Also painted flowers for the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory.

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“The Dressing Room of King Ludwig I at the Munich Residence Palace.” 1836. Pen and ink, gold paint, gouache and graphite on white wove paper. Collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann_-_The_Dressing_Room_of_King_Ludwig_I_at_the_Munich_Residence_Palace_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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Elizabeth of Bavaria’s bedchamber, Tegernsee Castle. 19th c. Collections of Castle Ringberg. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/nachtmann-franz-xaver/elizabeth-of-bavarias-bed.html
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Munich Residence; Queen Therese of Bavaria’s writing cabinet. 1835. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Franz_Xaver_Nachtmann,_Schreibkabinett_M%C3%BCncher_Residenz.jpg

Out to the country with watercolor landscapes by English artist Copley Fielding (1787-1855). Won a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1824.

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“A View in Sussex.” 1834. Watercolor on paper. Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/fielding-a-view-in-sussex-n01720
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“The Head of Glencoe, North Argyll, Scotland.” 1823. Watercolor over faint indications in pencil on paper. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/122999
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“Cader Idris from the Boarmouth Sands.” 1810. Watercolor. Remains of an inscription (? ‘A. V. Fielding’) on the bottom right. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/fielding-cader-idris-from-the-barmouth-sands-t00988

Watercolors done by Ida and Muriel Perrin taken from three sketchbooks they filled with scenes of their trips abroad taken between 1907 and 1928. The Perrins produced lustre ware for William de Morgan. Part of a current auction at Tooveys’ Auctions from whose website these images are taken.

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Watercolor. Image © Tooveys Auctions, West Sussex. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/421137/sketchbooks-a-group-of-three-sketchbooks-containing-watercolours
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Watercolor. Fair use license. Image © Tooveys Auctions, West Sussex. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/421137/sketchbooks-a-group-of-three-sketchbooks-containing-watercolours
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Watercolor. Fair use license. Image © Tooveys Auctions, West Sussex. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/421137/sketchbooks-a-group-of-three-sketchbooks-containing-watercolours

 

Unfortunately the location is not given on the scanned images that are on the website. Looks to me like they are all of places in Italy, though.

Watercolors of the insides of fancy places. Maybe if you gaze at them long enough you can go in. French. Jules Diéterle, artist (1811-1889). Also worked as an architect, theatre decorator and painter on porcelain.

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“Chambre d’apparat, 1851. ca. 1851. Watercolor. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jules-pierre-michel-dieterle/chambre-dapparat-1851-278QCdmTWAkv8I6x5pStoA2
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Projet de décor. 19th c. Pen and black ink, gray watercolor wash heightened with white gouache on black pencil lines. Attributed to Jules Pierre Michel Diéterle. Image © Millon & Associés. Fair use license. via https://www.millon.com/lot/84477/8014484?npp=20&

Putti having fun playing with their friends. Italian. Vincenzo Bisogno, artist (born in 1866).

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A frieze of putti playing musical instruments. No date. Gouache. Signed “V. Bisogno” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21839/lot/168/
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A frieze of putti driving a chariot. No date. Gouache. Signed “V. Bisogno” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21839/lot/168/

Costume sketches for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film “Quo Vadis” which came out in 1951. American. All by Herschel McCoy who lived from 1912 to 1956. Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Costume sketch for the arena attendant created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on paper. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/170050
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Costume sketch of Robert Taylor as Marcus Vinicius, created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on paper. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/253756
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Costume sketch for the lady at a banquet character created for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production, “Quo Vadis.” 1951. American. Pencil and gouache on board. © Estate of the creator. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2020. Fair use license. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/250316

Plates from “Catalogue des tableaux de Mr. de Jullienne,” an album compiled by Jean-Baptiste-François de Montullé around 1756 which has watercolor illustrations showing where the various pieces were hung in the collector’s house. Mr. De Jullienne having been a collector in 18th century Paris. Collections of the Morgan Library and Museum, New York.

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“Cabinet de Madame sur le petit jardin, Côté Côté à droit en entrant opposé a la cheminée 7.” Leaf/page 21. Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/jean-de-jullienne/album/21
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“Avant-Cabinet du Madame, Côté de la fenêtres 3.” Plate 20, Leaf/page 17. Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/jean-de-jullienne/album/17
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“Cabinet de Madame sur le petit jardin, Côté à gauche en entrant 5.” Leaf/page 19. Pen and black ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/jean-de-jullienne/album/19

More later. There are quite a few of these wonderful watercolors.

How the skies looked at twilight after the eruption of Krakatoa. Chromolithographs taken from watercolors by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche. Plates from Johann Kiessling’s “Untersuchungen über Dämmerungserscheinungen: zur Erklärung der nach dem Krakatau-Ausbruch beobachteten atmosphärisch-optischen Störung” which came out in 1888.

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“Purple Light in Regular Development. (Evening) – South Atlantic Ocean, December 2nd 1884.” Plate 1. Page 187. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=187
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“The Bishop’s Ring (Midday) — after an image by Mr Busch, summer, 1884.” Plate 2, page 191. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=191&size=125
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“Cloud Shadow With Red Diffusion Light During the Disturbance Period. (Midday) — Jena, April 24th 1884.” Plate 3, Page 195. Collection of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011446054&view=1up&seq=195

 

See more of these wonderful plates here: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/studies-on-twilight-phenomena-after-krakatoa

and look out for some posts in the future with more of them-

More interiors in glorious detail, painted by Alexander Serebryakov who was also a decorator. Living from 1907 to 1995, he was born in Russia but worked in Paris, France after fleeing there with his family in 1918. He was a grand nephew of Alexandre Benois who did much design work for the Ballets Russes.

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“Le bureau de Robert de Balkany, Place Vendôme.” 1975. Watercolor, gouache, and pencil and ink on paper. Signed and dated on the lower left “A. SEREBRIAKOFF 1975”. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.745.html/2016/robert-de-balkany-rue-de-varenne-paris-pf1661
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“The blue living room, Rue de Varenne.” 1978. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper. Signed and dated “A. SEREBRIAKOFF 1978” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/robert-de-balkany-rue-de-varenne-paris-pf1661/lot.741.html
The main Hall, Château de Groussay. 1942. Watercolor.
The main Hall, Château de Groussay. 1942. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://parisdiarybylaure.com/the-mythical-chateau-de-groussay-is-revisited-by-alexandre-serebriakoff/
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Billiards room. ca. 1940s. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://parisdiarybylaure.com/the-mythical-chateau-de-groussay-is-revisited-by-alexandre-serebriakoff/

Flower pictures, these by Austrian artist Gustav Feith who lived from 1875 to 1951.

"Late summer flowers." 1928.
“Late summer flowers.” 1928. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000476856045
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Autumn flowers in a blue vase. 1931. Watercolor on paper laid down on cardboard. Signed and dated “Gust. Feith 1931.” © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/5718388/
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“Cloves,” still life with pink and red-flowering carnations. 1948. Watercolor and opaque colors on light cardboard. Signed on the right and dated dated “Gustav Feith 1948.” © Estate of the artist. Image © Very Important Lot. Fair use license. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/gustav-feith-nelkenstillleben-190948