History seen through a Victorian eye. And yes I think they were that dressed up at sometimes. English. Edward Matthew Ward, artist (1816-1879). He created illustrations for the papers of Washington Irving, too.

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“Hogarth’s Studio in 1739.” 1863. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo credit © York Art Gallery, York. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/hogarths-studio-in-1739-8237
The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King - Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667 (replica) 1846 by Edward Matthew Ward 1816-1879
“The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King – Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667.” 1846. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/ward-the-disgrace-of-lord-clarendon-after-his-last-interview-with-the-king-scene-at-n00431
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“The Last Parting of Marie Antoinette and her Son.” 1856. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated signed and dated “E M Ward. RA/1856” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/edward-matthew-ward-ra-1816-1879-the-last-5857456-details.aspx

Paintings of Rome’s Villa Borghese. Various artists. All lovely. One from the 17th century, the other 2 from the 19th.

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“View of the Villa Borghese.” 1636. Signed and dated “Jo Wilhelm Bavr Fecit 1636.” Johann Wilhelm Bauer, artist who was born in Strasbourg, worked in Italy and then moved to Austria. May have been executed for Marcantonio Borghese. Image 2017 © Copyright Galleria Borghese. Fair use license. via https://www.galleriaborgheseticket.it/portfolio-items/view-of-the-villa-borghese/
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“Promenade à la Villa Borghese, Rome.” 19th c. Italian. Watercolor on paper. Signed on the lower right. Ippolito Caffi, artist (1809-1866). Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/es/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/voyage-rome-particuliere-italienne-pf1640/lot.163.html
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“The Casa del Portinaio in the Villa Borghese.” 1821. Norwegian. Oil on canvas. Inscribed “Villa Borghese JDahl Rom d. 14 Juni 1821.” Johan Christian Dahl, artist (1788-1857). Collections of the KODE Art museums and composer homes. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johan_Christian_Dahl_-_The_Casa_del_Portinaio_in_the_Villa_Borghese_-_Villa_Borghese_-_KODE_Art_Museums_and_Compos

Fruit art. Still lifes with something good to eat in each one. British. Oliver Clare, artist (1853-1927). Learned to paint from his father, George Clare, who painted still lifes too.

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“Plums and Gooseberries.” No date. Signed “Oliver Clare” on the lower right. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3390B/lots/226
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Still life with fruit. No date. Oil on canvas. Image © Rhodes Fine Art Limited 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.nigelrhodesfineart.com/artists-artworks/2015/6/19/oliver-claire-1853-1927
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Still life. No date. Oil on panel. Signed. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/1205928-oliver-clare-oil-on-panel-signed

People out and about after dark just a little while back. Johan Mongels Culverhouse, artist. Living from 1820 to 1894, he was born in the Netherlands.

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“Skaters before a Riverside Town.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J M Culverhouse 79” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020 . Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/johann-mongels-culverhouse-dutch-1820-1895-skaters-5601846-details.aspx
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“Moonlit Market.” 1874. Oil on canvas. In the public domain due to age. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/8YDGNQ-Johann-Mongels-Culverhouse-Moonlit-Market
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“Figures Skating by Moonlight.” 1858. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “JM.Culverhouse/1858” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15907/lot/5/

Medieval life seen through a Victorian eye. British. Byam Shaw, artist (1872-1919). Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Also taught art.

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“The Greatest of All Heroes is One.’ 1905. Source: allpaintings.org. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Byam_Liston_Shaw_-_The_Greatest_of_All_Heroes_is_One.jpg
Shaw, John Byam Liston, 1872-1919; Love's Baubles
“Love’s Baubles.” 1897. Oil on canvas. Collection of and photo credit © Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/loves-baubles-97606
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“Blessed Damozel.” 1895. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Guildhall Art Gallery Image © City of London Corporation. Fair use license. via http://fannycornforth.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-bed-with-byam-shaw.html
Shaw, John Byam Liston, 1872-1919; The Fool Who Would Please Every Man
“The Fool Who Would Please Every Man.” 1903. Oil on canvas. Collection of and photo credit © Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-fool-who-would-please-every-man-37071/search/actor:shaw-john-byam-liston-18721919/page/1/view_as/grid

Victorian young ladies, painted by English artist George Elgar Hicks. Living from 1824 to 1914, he is best known for his genre paintings but he did society portraits too. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London.

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“Buttercups.” 1889. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Image source: Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Elgar_Hicks_-_Buttercups.jpg
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“On the Seashore.” 1879. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.amazon.com/George-Seashore-Giclee-Unframed-Reproduction/dp/B07MN4TVR2
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“The Return Home.” 1873. Oil on canvas. image source; Christies. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Elgar_Hicks_-_The_Return_Home.jpg
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“Alone.” 1880. Oil on board. Signed and dated “G E Hicks 1880” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/george-elgar-hicks-ra-rba-1824-1914-alone-6184711-details.aspx

Selections from a sketchbook created between September of 1829 and October of 1830 by Mary Ellen Best who lived in England. Part of the upcoming British and European Art auction at Bonhams. These images taken from the websites of Bonhams and lotsearch.net.

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“Anthony, Frank and Caroline sledging on the ice, accompanied by the family dog, 30 December 1844.” English. Watercolor with traces of pencil. Dated “December 30.1844” on the lower left. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/anthony-frank-and-caroline-sledging-on-the-ice-accompanied-by-the-49657076?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=em
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“Cottagers at Tea.” No date. British. Watercolor with traces of pencil. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/auction-catalogues/british-and-european-art-142602?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=1
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“In the hotel, the Heeren-logement, at Leyden, August 1838.” ca. 1838. British. Watercolor heightened with white over traces of pencil. Image © Bonhams and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/in-the-hotel-the-heeren-logement-at-leyden-august-1838-watercolour-49657079?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=1