Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

Gilt-bronze candelabra by French masters of the art. All from around 1800

Pair of gilt and patinated bronze figural three light candelabra, one with the figure of cupid and the other with a nymph, both seated on naturalistic rock-work bases, the elaborate acanthus and scrolling rosette candle arms with Egyptian head terminals. The arms with foliate and lotus tapering nozzles and flared palmette and leafy beady swept collars and issuing from central naturalistic acanthus wheatsheaf and flowering lily naturalistic finials. Bow fronted plinths with applied frolicking putti friezes in the manner of Clodio and milled side panels above fruiting laurel garlanded pendant mounts on acanthus and beaded bases. ca. 1785. French. Gilt and patinated bronze with rouge griotte marble bases. Gilt bronze mounts attributed to Francois Réymond. After models by Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791). Image
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Pair of gilt bronze figural candelabra, each being styled with two nymphs covered with floral swags raising three candle sconces formed of buds and open flowers of carnations ‘tied’ at the base with drapes. Standing on oval bases with olive branch border mounts and acanthus leaves, on corresponding reeded toupie feet. ca. 1820. French. In the manner of Étienne-Maurice Falconet after a design by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin. Image © 2019 Lyon & Turnbull. Fair use license. via https://www.lyonandturnbull.com/news/article/in-the-manner-of-tienne-maurice-falconet/

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

Animals in art by British born artist Eileen Mayo who moved to Australia in 1953. Living from 1906 to 1994, she worked in many artistic mediums. Studied art in London.

“Black Swans.” 1983. British/Australian. Screen print. Signed on the lower right. Collections of the Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū© Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
“Cats in the Trees.’ 1931. British. Linocut. Collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
Travel poster featuring a kangaroo. 1957. British/Australian. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/Eileen-Mayo-(1906-1994)–AUSTRALIA-1957?saleno=2547&lotNo=34&refNo=774095
Travel poster featuring koalas. 1956. Color process lithograph, signed in image on the upper right. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://www.joseflebovicgallery.com/pages/books/CL189-100/eileen-mayo-british-australian-nz/koala-or-native-bear-australia

Members of the house of Medici in ruffs that look very itchy. Flemish. Justus Sustermans (Joost Sustermans or Suttermans), artist. Living from 1597 to 1681, he is mostly known for his portraits of the Medici whose court painter he was.


Portrait of Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria. 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museums Boijmans. Image ©  Museums Boijmans. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/index.php/en/collection/artworks/2968/portrait-of-archduchess-maria-magdalena-of-austria
Portrait of Ferdinando II de Medici (1610-70).” 17th c. Flemish artist working in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Image source gallerix.org. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallerix.org/storeroom/79996/N/940/
Portrait of the Archduchess Anna de Medici (1616-1676) with a lap dog. 17th c. Flemish artist painting in Florence. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Image © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/295394

Landscapes, some with deserts and some with trees. A few people and animals. German. Painted by Friedrich Otto Georgi who lived from 1819 to 1874. Must have gone on a couple of painting trips judging by the locations painted.

“Melec el Naser in der Provinz Sukot im südlichen Nubien. ” 1848. German. Oil on cardboard. Signed and dated on the lower right. Inscribed “Melec el Naser in der Provinz Sukot im südlichen Nubien.” on the reverse. Image source: Dorotheum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Otto_Georgi_Melec_el_Naser_1848.jpg
“Gebirgssee mit zeichnendem Künstler und Hirtenstaffage.” 1839. German. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Otto Georgy. 1839. München” on the lower right. Image source lempertz.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Otto_Georgi_Gebirgssee_mit_zeichnendem_K%C3%BCnstler_1839.jpg
“View of Jerusalem.” 1867. Watercolor. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/friedrich-otto-georgi/view-of-jerusalem-Fugr6bziHsnHf32gH_Tuw2

Golden Age portraits of Dutch children. Dirck Dircksz van Santvoort, painter. Living from 1609 to 1680, he lived and worked in Amsterdam.

Portrait of a girl, full-length, in a black dress, holding a glove and some buttercups, with a dog. 1632. Oil on panel. Dutch. Inscribed and dated ‘Ætatis. Sua .6· / Anno · 1632 ·’ on the upper right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/old-master-paintings-sculpture-online/dirck-dircksz-van-santvoort-amsterdam-c-1610-1680-156/110566 and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_dircksz_van_santvoort_portrait_of_a_girl_full-length_in_a_black_121556).jpg
Boy in white. ca. 1641. Dutch. Oil on panel. Private Collection. Image source pubhist.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_Dircksz_Santvoort_-Boy_in_White-_c._1641.jpg
Portrait of Elizabeth Spiegel. 1639. Dutch. Oil on panel. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dirck_Dircksz.SantvoortPortrait_of_Elizabeth_Spiegel1975.81-_Cleveland_Museum_of_Art.tiff

More of an older Australia, illustrations by George French Angas’ for “South Australia Illustrated” which was published in London in 1847 . Collections of the State Library of South Australia.

“Port Lincoln, looking across the Boston Bay towards Spencers Gulf, Stanford Hill and Thistle Island in the Distance.” Page 42. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18569
“Mount Cambier, and one of its volcanic lakes (after sunset). Page 50. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18577
“Waungerri Lake and the Marble Range westward of Port Lincoln.” Page 59. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18586
“Lower Falls of Glen Stuart, on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide.” Page 65. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18592

Still lifes or bodegones from Spain, painted by Juan van der Hamen y León. Living from around 1596 to 1631, he also painted allegories, landscapes, and large-scale works for churches and convents but I like these best.

A basket, dish and plates of fruit on a table top with a jug, glasses of wine, bread and a split melon. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26203/lot/42/?category=list&length=96&page=1

Still-Life with Crockery and Cakes. ca. 1627. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_van_der_Hamen_-Still-Life_with_Crockery_and_Cakes-_WGA11197.jpg
Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and glass Vessels. 1627. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_van_der_Hamen_-_Stiil_life_with_flowers,_articholes_cherries_and_glass,_1627,_Prado.jpg

Jugendstil/Art Nouveau Majolica porcelain centerpieces made by Eichwald of Bohemia in what is now Czechoslovakia. Lovely colors.

Oval Majolica ceramic centerpiece with the bowl adorned with small rose blossoms on two sides which sits on a great shaped base with two white blossoms and red accents. ca. 1910. Bohemian. Eichwald, maker. Maker’s marks: Impressed “Eichwald and the Model Number 3013 on the bottom. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/ceramic-centerpiece-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1910/id-f_13097751/
Large Majolica centerpiece with the top bowl surrounded by berries and leaves set on a gray background and floating on three beige columns. ca. 1910. Bohemian, assumed on the basis of various attributes to be Eichwald. Model number “4538” impressed on the bottom. Image © 2019 Vinterior Group Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.vinterior.co/home-decor/accessories/other-objects/majolica-centerpiece-by-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1910
Majolica ceramic garniture with two vases and a centerpiece or jardinière in white, blue and dark petrol tones. ca. 1915. Bohemian. Eichwald, maker. Maker’s marks: Each piece marked “EICHWALD”, the centerpiece showing the model number “4353” and both vases being model number “986/4.” Image © 2019 Vinterior Group Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.vinterior.co/art/ceramics/art-nouveau-ceramic-garniture-by-eichwald-bohemia-circa-1915