Flowers of the American West. A selection of plates from the 1915 “Field book of western wild flowers” which was written by Margaret Armstrong in collaboration with John James Thornber who was a professor of botany in Arizona.

"Orange Mariposa Tulip" (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece.
“Orange Mariposa Tulip” (Calochortis Kennedyi). Frontispiece. Page 6. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/6/mode/1up
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“Arrowhead” (Sagittaria latifolia). Page 31. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/29/mode/1up
Wild Onion" (Allium acuminatum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium acuminatum). Page 41. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/41/mode/1up
"Wild Onion" (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum).
“Wild Onion” (Allium bisceptrum and Allium serratum). Page 45. Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. Via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126806#page/43/mode/1up

Down to the water with American realist painter Stephen Etnier. Living from 1903 to 1984, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

"Waterway Boatyard."
“Waterway Boatyard.” 20th c. Oil on masonite. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/80933620_stephen-etnier-waterway-boatyard
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“Still Morning.” 1960. Private collection. © Estate of the artist. Image © wikiwand.com. Fair use license. via https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Stephen_Etnier
"Mount Desert Recollections." 1973.
“Mount Desert Recollections.” 1973. Oil on board. Signed “Stephen Etnier” on the lower right. Inscribed “Stephen Etnier for Norman Kloude 1973” on the reverse. © Estate of the artist. Image © lofty.com. Fair use license. via https://www.lofty.com/products/mt-desert-recollections-1-50l7j

Animals, mostly sheep. French. Charles Emile Jacques, artist (1813-1894). Part of the Barbizon School.

Feeding Time." No date.
“Feeding Time.” No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ch. Jacques” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/charles-emile-jacques-french-1879-1946-feeding-time-5787516-details.aspx
Two sheep. Drawing. No date.
Two sheep. Drawing. No date. Faded charcoal on paper. Signed on the lower left. Image © Proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=328062
"Landscape with Sheep." After 1848.
“Landscape with Sheep.” After 1848. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eoskins/9408347935

Studies done for the lid of the Steinway piano given to the White House during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. 1938. Art Deco. Dunbar Beck, artist. Also worked with the WPA and did murals for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

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“Come Muse Migrate,” study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/come-muse-migrate-art-deco-study-white-house-piano-whitman-poem/id-f_13181361/
"Music with Conch and Lyre,"
“Music with Conch and Lyre,” including a triton blowing a conch shell, and other gods with lyre, cymbals and flute. Study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/music-conch-lyre-study-white-house-piano-dunbar-beck-1938/id-f_13159091/

Paintings of a older Britain that’s almost close enough to touch by Scottish artist Robert Weir Allan (1852-1942).

"Arriving from the Ferry." 1888.
“Arriving from the Ferry.” 1888. Scottish. Watercolor over pencil. Signed and dated “Robert W. Allan/ 1888” on the lower right. Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Fair use license. via https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/4822/?tab=details
"Looking south, Troup Head, Banffshire." No date.
“Looking south, Troup Head, Banffshire.” No date. Scottish. Watercolor. Not dated but signed “Robert W. Allan” on the lower left”. Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Fair use license. via https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/6159/
"The North Ford, Uist, Outer Hebrides." 1894.
“The North Ford, Uist, Outer Hebrides.” 1894. Scottish. Photo credit and image © Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-north-ford-uist-outer-hebrides-106583/search/actor:allan-robert-weir-18511942/page/2/view_as/grid
"Potato Gatherers." No date.
“Potato Gatherers.” No date. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Photo credit and image © Bury Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/potato-gatherers-164036/search/actor:allan-robert-weir-18511942/page/2/view_as/grid

Art Deco in brilliant hues. Ceramics from Faienceries et Emaux de Longwy, manufacturer. Located in Alsace-Lorraine, France they still exist. Around since 1798.

Vase. 1930. Art Deco. French.
Vase, decorated in a crackle glaze of vibrant colors and gilt, with a frieze of exotic flowers. 1930. Ceramic and enamel. Designed by Maurice Paul Chevallier for Longwy. Signed “Longwy/Piece Unique (One Only) /1930.” Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rare-french-art-deco-ceramic-vase-longwy/id-f_6835803/
Vase. ca. 1930. Marked.
Vase. ca. 1930. Marked. Image © 2020 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/1856644/longwy-art-deco-pottery-vase
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Vase. 1920-1949. Ceramic. Gold and blue. Signed. Image © 2020 Catawiki.com. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/26523131-emaux-de-longwy-vase-with-art-deco-pattern

Landscapes, these by French artist Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. Living from 1750 to 1819, he helped to elevate the status of open-air painting.

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Il Convento dell’Ara Coeli” (View of the Convent of Ara Coeli with Pines). 1780. Oil on paper mounted on board. Collection of the Louvre, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Henri_de_Valenciennes_-_View_of_the_Convent_of_Ara_Coeli_with_Pines_-_WGA24227.jpg
"Cow-Shed and Houses on the Palatine Hill." ca. 1782-1784.
“Cow-Shed and Houses on the Palatine Hill.” ca. 1782-1784. Oil on paper laid on canvas. Copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/pierre-henri-de-valenciennes-cow-shed-and-houses-on-the-palatine-hill
"The Banks of the Rance, Brittany." Possibly painted in 1785.
“The Banks of the Rance, Brittany.” Possibly painted in 1785.Oil on paper, laid down on canvas. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438677
Italian Landscape.
Italian Landscape. No date. Oil on canvas. Image ©2020 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Fair use license. via https://art.famsf.org/pierre-henri-de-valenciennes/italian-landscape-1985101