Masks of the Zuni, taken from the 23rd annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, J. W. Powell, director. 1901-1902.

“Mask of ᵗkĭa’nilona (Owner of Springs): Front and Rear Views.” Page 75. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via  https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n75/mode/1up?view=theater
a: Mask of Ko’yemshi; bc: Mask of Ko’mokätᵗsi: Front and Rear Views.” Page 91. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n91/mode/1up?view=theater
“Mask of A Sayaᵗhlia (Warrior God).” Page 181. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n181/mode/1up?view=theater

The post is taken from imagery at archive.org but I got the idea here https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/zuni-masks and have used their descriptions instead of making them out myself to save time. More coming from this fabulous work!

Paintings of the Generalife Gardens in Granada, Spain. Near the Alhambra. Different artists. All beautiful.

“Generalife Gardens, Granada.” Undated. Spanish/Catalan. Santiago Rusiñol, artist (1861-1931) Signed “S. Rusiñol” on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/the-generalife-gardens-granada

“The Garden of Generalife, Granada, Spain (Alhambra).” 1939. American. Oil on canvas. Theodore Wores, artist (1859-1939). Collections of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. Image © Crocker Art Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.crockerart.org/collections/american-art-before-1945/artworks/the-garden-of-generalife-granada-spain-alhambra-1939

“Generalife, Granada.” 1910. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Joaquín Sorolla, artist (1863-1923). In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/joaqu-n-sorolla/generalife-granada-1910

Cook, Francis Ferdinand Maurice; The Theatre Generalife Gardens by Moonlight, Granada, Spain; Sir Francis Cook Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-theatre-generalife-gardens-by-moonlight-granada-spain-137875

“The Theatre Generalife Gardens by Moonlight, Granada, Spain.” 1960. British. Oil and mixed media on panel. Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, artist (1907-1978). Image © estate of the artist. Collections of and © Sir Francis Cook Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-theatre-generalife-gardens-by-moonlight-granada-spain-137875

Baroque still lifes. Spanish. Antonio Ponce, artist. Living from ca. 1608 to 1677, he was an apprentice in the workshop of Juan van der Hamen whose niece he married. Also painted garlands.

Still life with flowers and fruits. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed “AP” on the lower left on the edge. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/still-life-with-flowers-and-fruits

Bodegón de dulces, frutos secos, cerámica y vidrios. 17th c. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Fernando Duran, Madrid. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/antonio-ponce-valladolid-1608-madrid-1677-oleo-so-1247-c-288192b311#

Still life in the kitchen. 17th c. 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:Ponce,AntonioStill-Life_in_the_Kitchen-_17th_c.jpg

Goings on at the 18th century Viennese court of the Hapsburgs. Martin van Meytens, artist. Living from 1695 to 1777, he was born in Sweden but mostly painted in Austria.

“The entry of Emperor Francis I and Joseph II into Frankfurt for his coronation in 1764.” After 1764. Swedish/Austrian. Oil on canvas. Martin van Meytens and workshop, artists. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_011.jpg

“Die Erstverleihung des Maria-Theresien-Ordens 1758.” ca. 1758. Swedish/Austrian. Oil painting. Collections of the Schloß Schönbrunn. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_014.jpg

Franz Stephen and Maria Theresa with their children. 1764-1765. Swedish/Austrian. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_van_Meytens_010.jpg

Thinking the smallest daughter, the fourth one over from the left from Franz Stephen, is the future Marie Antoinette, the Archduchess Maria Antonia.

Down to the water or perhaps the mountains with Constance Lady Wenlock. Born in London, she lived from 1852 to 1832. Traveled in Italy and in India where her husband was governor of Madras but she also painted and wrote poetry.

“Val d’Arno.” 1919. British. Watercolor, gouache and pencil. Image  © 2021 Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.radnorshire-fine-arts.co.uk/product/lady-constance-wenlock-val-darno-italy/

Figures on a mountain path overlooking the plains, thought to be India. 1894. British. Watercolor and body color. Signed and dated “C Wenlock/1894” on the lower left. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Bonhams. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/Lady-Constance-Wenlock-British,-1852-1932-Figur_ECC4650844/#

“Evening scene – The Golden Horn.” Undated. Watercolor. Signed. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Golding Young and Mawer. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/Constance-Wenlock-1852-1932-.-Evening-scene-The_77E064EC4D/#

An Indian landscape. 1897. British. Watercolor. Signed and dated 1897 on the lower right. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Dreweatts 1759. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/constance-wenlock-19th-20th-century-a-indian-26-c-d14d3ff91b#

Smoker sets. Mostly Jugendstil. One by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte. Almost makes me want to start smoking again (not).

Art Nouveau Iridescent Feathered Glass Smoking Set 4 PC

Phänomen Genre 829 smoking set with two holders for cigarettes or cigars and an ashtray sitting on a brass tray. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Bohemian. Iridescent feathered glass and brass. Loetz, maker. Image via © 1998-2021 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/518922-1213skm/Art-Nouveau-Loetz-Iridescent-Feathered-Glass

Complete smoker’s set with tray, cigarette holders and ashtray along with a match holder. 1923. Wiener Werkstätte. Brass. Made in Austria and designed by Josef Hoffmann. Maker’s marks: marked at the rim with “Wiener Werk Statte” in three rows, “Made in Austria” and the Josef Hoffmann signet “JH”. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/ashtrays/smokers-set-josef-hoffmann-wiener-werkstatte-circa-1923-austrian-jugendstil/id-f_20693992/

Smoking set in brass and copper with a ornately decorated copper plate and two tobacco bowls, an ashtray and a match holder all with externally mounted brass stands. ca. 1915. Jugendstil. Austrian. Maker not known. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/collectibles-curiosities/tobacco-accessories/smoking-set-plate-copper-brass-art-nouveau-austria-circa-1915/id-f_17750102/#skuId=f_17750102S1

Four piece smoking set with cigarette and match holders, ashtray and tray. ca. 1910. Made in Vienna, Austria. Silver plate and crystal glass. Argentor – Werke Rust and Hetzel. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/17803997-argentor-4-piece-jugendstil-silver-plated-smoking-set

Down to the water with Scottish painter Sir David Young Cameron. Living from 1865 to 1945, he was a member of the Royal Academy. Studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh Schools of Art.

“Loch Eil.” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed “D. Y. Cameron” on the lower right, further signed and titled on the stretcher (verso). Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26692/lot/39/?category=list&length=153&page=1

“Firth of Lorne, November (Sound of Kerrera).” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source: Sphinx Fine Art. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cameron_-_Lorne.jpg

Cameron, David Young; The Hills ofniversity of Liverpool; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-hills-of-ardgower-66836

“The Hills of Ardgower.” Undated. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Photo credit: University of Liverpool. Collections of and image © Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-hills-of-ardgower-66836

Landscapes, paintings of a Cuba that isn’t coming back. American, painted by Edmund Darch Lewis. Living from 1835 to 1910, he also did marine oils.


“Santiago de Cuba.” 1871. American. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and titled “Edmund D. Lewis, 1871, Santiago de Cuba” on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5561710

“View of Cuba.” 1860. American. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “E. D. Lewis 1860” on the lower right. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/fine-art-painting-american/edmund-darch-lewis-american-1835-1910-view-of-cuba-1860oil-on-canvas17-x-32-1-2-inches-432-x-826/a/5423-68183.s

“View of Cuba.” 1860. American. Oil on canvas. Image source Artdaily.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_Cuba_by_Edmund_Darch_Lewis,_1860.jpg

Gothic Revival candlesticks. Interesting. Like having miniature castles in attendance at your dinner party.

Pair of gilt and green painted metal candlesticks in the Gothic taste. 19th c. Possibly French. Maker not known. Image © 2020 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7833/drewea1-10229/lot-details/9a2b48b7-ea51-4f66-a6b4-ad2d009d929e

Pair of candlesticks in brass, mounted on a wide rounded pedestal base with a column step with a central angled knop with Gothic style cutouts and castellated round top candleholders. The body is decorated with red and green enamels with red enamel also applied to the base. 19th c. Gothic Revival. Possibly made in India. Not marked. Image © xupes.com. Fair use license. via https://www.xupes.com/art/product-details/9034/superb-antique-pair-gothic-revival-enamelled-brass-candlesticks-19th-c/superb-antique-pair-gothic-revival-enamelled-brass-candlesticks-19th-c.html

Pair of tall gilded Gothic Revival pricket candlesticks. ca. 1850. English. Image © Susan Silver Antiques. Fair use license. via https://susansilverantiques.com/product/pair-bronze-gothic-revival-candlesticks/

Set of three solid brass altar candle holders decorated at the bottom with a church and cross in the center of each side. Made to be used in a church. Antique, ca. 1900 or earlier. Gothic Revival. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc.  and the Gilded Lion, Scottsdale, Arizona. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2180005/antique-gothic-revival-brass-alter-candle-holders-candlesticks-set-of-3

Centerpieces by Elkington of Birmingham, England in silver and bronze. A pair of snazzy dessert stands, too. But you’ll see, they fit right in. Set a table you’ll have to live up to instead of the other way around.

Silvered bronze centerpiece with silvered bronze figures and chasing on the base and an original glass bowl. 1859. Victorian. Made in Birmingham, England by Elkington, Mason and Company. Maker’s marks: marked to the base. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/elkington-mason-co-rare-important-historic-silvered-bronze-centerpiece/id-f_12625162/?utm_content=condensed&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5PGFBhC2ARIsAIFIMNc65CH7UexSTUc5uw7ym5rU1I0IT1roT0KER1qtKK06mUpEsozwAqUaAnp9EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Pair of sterling silver dessert stands, each of them featuring three gilt figures of Bast (the winged cat) appearing to hold up the central urn shaped column which stands on three clawed feet. Frosted and cut glass dishes. 1873. Victorian. Egyptian Revival. Made in Birmingham, England by Elkington. Maker’s marks hallmarks to the base. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/egyptian-revival-antique-sterling-silver-pair-of-dessert-stands-elkington/id-f_16494102/

Centerpiece in bronze. Shaped bronze base with two entwined palms sheltering two greyhounds or whippets, modeled after Pierre-Jules Menne’s “Two Whippets at Play” and a Villeroy and Boch plate in blue and white ceramic. Early 20th c. British. Made by Elkington of Birmingham, England. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/villeroy-boch-plate-elkington-co-centerpiece-after-pj-mennes-two-whippets/id-f_20456382/#skuId=f_20456382S1