Children out and about and having fun in 19th century Belgium. One of these being indoors. Basile de Loose, Belgian artist. Living from 1809 to 1885, he was the son of a painter. Studied with his father, Mathieu Van Bree and at the Antwerp Academy.

“De Friture Belge.” ca. 1872. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2000-2021 askART. Fair use license. via https://www.askart.com/Auction_Records/Basile_de_Loose/11083235/Basile_de_Loose.aspx?lot=1541966
“Between Two Classes.” 19th c. before 1885. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/basile-de-loose-1809-1885-belgian/
Boy with hoop. 19th c. before 1885. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/basile-de-loose-1809-1885-belgian/

Landscapes by English landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader. Living from 1831 to 1923, he studied art at the Royal Academy Schools in London and exhibited at the  National Institution of Fine Arts. English and Scottish subjects.

A Bright Night, Goring on Thames.1873. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1873 on the lower right. Image. © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD.  Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/8021/drewea1-10269/lot-details/3b2c53aa-3acb-4ed4-8796-addd01324e65


A Golden Eve. 1785. English. Image source Stephencdickson. Cc0 License 3..Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Golden_Eve_by_Benjamin_Leader_1875.JPG
A Lock on the Thames, Streatley.(originally titled Cleve Lock; Evening). 1898. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated: B. W. LEADER, 1898 on the lower left. Further signed and titled on the stretcher. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/victorian-edwardian-art-l11132/lot.45.html
The Thames at Streatley. 1903. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dared 1903. Image © 2000 – 2021 Rehs Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://rehs.com/Benjamin_Williams_Leader_The_Thames_at_Streatly.html
The Head of Loch Lomond. 1859 and 1890. English. Collections of and © Dudley Museums Service. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-head-of-loch-lomond-52247/search/makers:benjamin-williams-leader-18311923/page/2

Decorative plants. More selections from, Band 1, “Japanische Pflanzen-Ornamente”. A portfolio of prints that came out in 1890, probably somewhere in Germany though it doesn’t say. Collections of the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau.

Page 25. Band 1, Japanische Pflanzen-Ornamente. Collections of the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://sachsen.digital/werkansicht/10245/25/0?cHash=5a52544c9f043d7ae358a1e8a6e0d9aa
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Designs for Minton porcelain, taken from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Numbers 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. Page 4 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Number 1975. Page 5 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Numbers 1993, 1997, 1998 with a notation for number 1994 that reads “Queen Anne Hearth” as 1939 only on Drab Body’, Page 6 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/

Feather fans and one with a lace fringe to make you sneeze. Fans d’Eventail, Paris.

Cloud on fan. Late 19th c. Tortoiseshell with marabout (marabou) feather. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/3105-cloud-on-fan-late-19th-century.html
Mother-of-pearl fan with large pink ostrich feather. ca. 1900-1920. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/3087-spectacular-ostrich-feather-fan-circa-1900-1920.html
“The Jockey Bears” fan. ca. 1900. Mother-of-pearl sticks and guards with a lace leaf and back silk lining. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/3098-the-jockey-bears-fan-circa-1900-.html

Flower pictures and illustrations by Australian artist Ellis Rowan (Marian Ellis Rowan). Living from 1848 to 1922, she was also a botanical illustrator and did a series of illustrations on birds, butterflies and insects.

“Flame Azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum . 1901. Australian. Offset color reproduction of a painting that was used as an illustration in Alice Lounsberry’s 1901 work Southern Wild Flowers and Trees. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died in 1922 and because it was published in the United States before 1923. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhododendron_calendulaceumCDP119A.jpg
One of six studies of Australian flora and funghi of Papua New Guinea. Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and bodycolor on card. Signed on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5115271
“Golden rod and grasses.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/
“Sunflower daisy.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/
“Flowering Plum.” Undated, before 1922. Australian. Watercolor and gouache on board. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16606/lot/197/

Lapis lazuli smoking accessories. Art Deco. One cigarette box with a matching lipstick.

Gold mounted lapis lazuli cigarette case of upright form with rounded corners, the double threefold clasp centered with a ruby cabochon. ca. 1925. Art Deco. Continental. Apparently unmarked. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-gentlemans-cabinet-of-curiosities-the-collection-of-the-late-naim-attallah-cbe/an-art-deco-style-carved-lapis-lazuli-cigarette
Gem-set cigarette case with a rectangular outline. Carved lapis lazuli centering on a central triangular-shaped panel formed by fluted frosted rock crystal, accented by lozenge-shaped and calibré-cut diamonds and a cabochon jadeite, the center of intricately carved lapis lazuli flowers with diamond collet pistils. The corners further accented by two sugarloaf jadeite details. Single-cut diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a compartment. Mounted in white gold. ca. 1928. French. Van Cleef and Arpels, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Van Cleef and Arpels, Paris, no. 31057; maker’s mark for Lacloche Frères; French assay mark. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-3888165
Matching cigarette case and lipstick baton. Gold inlaid turquoise, lapis lazuli, diamonds and cut sapphires. ca. 1929. Lent by a private collection for an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. ID#13.2016.49. Image Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420577147/
Cigarette holder. Tortoiseshell trumpet with a gem-set collar, lapis lazuli tip and gold detail, to an ivory stem and tortoiseshell bowl. ca. 1930. French, made in Paris by Cartier. Maker’s marks: French assay mark. Signed Cartier, Paris, maker’s mark, Number 01544.”. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-an-ivory-tortoiseshell-gold-and-lapis-lazuli-5429620/?

Still lifes by Austrian painter Max Schödl filled with interesting objects that didn’t come from Austria. Lived from 1834 to 1921.

Still Life with Antiques and a Chinese Cloisonné Vase. 1895. Austrian. Oil on panel. Signed and dated on the upper right. Image source: dorotheum.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Max_Sch%C3%B6dl_-_Still_Life_with_Antiques_and_a_Chinese_Cloisonn%C3%A9_Vase.jpg
Still Life with Glass Cup and Champagne Cooler. 1876. Austrian. Oil on panel. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image source: dorotheum.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Max_Sch%C3%B6dl_-_Still_Life_with_Glas_Cup_and_Champagne_Cooler.jpg
Still life with decorative objects. Undated but before 1921. Austrian. Oil on panel. Image source: dorotheum.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 95 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Max_Sch%C3%B6dl_-_Still_Life_with_decorative_objects.jpg

People living life, mostly indoors. Gilbert Stuart Newton, painter. Nephew of the painter who painted George Washington, Gilbert Stuart Newton lived from 1795 to 1835. Born in what is now the province of Nova Scotia he mostly lived in Britain. He studied art with his famous uncle.

“The Beautiful Grisette.” a depiction of a scene from “A Sentimental Journey.” Undated but before 1835. American/British. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Laurence Sterne Trust. Collections of the Laurence Sterne Trust. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Beautiful_Grisette_by_Gilbert_Stuart_Newton_CCWSH1168.jpg
“Olivia’s Return.” ca. 1828. British. Collections of and photo credit the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. svia http://www.artuk.org/artworks/olivias-return-31323
“Hiding Sir John Falstaff: A scene from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Early 19th c. British. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated indistinctly “G. S. Newton/18….8“. Transcribed signature “G. S. Newton” in red on the reverse. Image  © Copyright Lot-Art 2021.and Skinner Auctions. Fair use license. via  https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/Gilbert-Stuart-Newton-British-1794-1835/1072-gilbert_stuart-18.11.21-skinner

More designs, all in shades of blue, taken from Owen Jones’ “Examples of Chinese Ornament Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and other Collections,” published in London in 1867.

Page 33, Plate VI. Collections of the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrasis members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing partners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/examplesofchines00jone/page/n32/mode/1up
Page 35, Plate VII. Collections of the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrasis members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing partners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/examplesofchines00jone/page/n34/mode/thumb
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