Outdoors with the sun not wanting to peek out. Belgian. Gustav De Smet, painter (1877-1943).The older brother of Leon de Smet.

"Farm and corn field." ca. 1942.
“Farm and cornfield.” ca. 1942. Image © 2018 Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://www.blouinartsalesindex.com/auctions/Gustave-de-Smet-7113788/Farm-and-corn-field-1942
"De Palingvisser"(The Eel Fisher). 1900
“De Palingvisser”(The Eel Fisher). 1900. Oil on canvas. Image © 2018 Kloser Contemporary Art. Fair use license. via http://kloserart.com/continuum%252520119/exhibition%252520continuum%252520119/WORKS%2520ON%2520SHOW%2520CONTINUUM%2520119/The%2520Eel%2520Fisher.html
"Wood of Silver Firs." 1911.
“Wood of Silver Firs.” 1911. Image © Auction Zip 2003 – 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Gustave-DE-SMET-1877-1943_46547588D2
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Sailing an American sea with English born artist Thomas Birch (1779-1851). Coming to America as a teenager, he loved to paint portraits of ships and the water they sailed on.

"Boats Navigating the Waves." ca. 1828.
“Boats Navigating the Waves.” ca. 1828. Oil painting. Collection of the Mariner’s Museum, Newport News. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boats_navigating_the_waves_Thomas_Birch.jpg
"Shipwreck." ca. 1829.
“Shipwreck.” ca. 1829. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Shipwreck_-_Thomas_Birch_-_overall.jpg
"An American Shore Scene." 1827.
“An American Shore Scene.” 1827. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27An_American_Shore_Scene%27_by_Thomas_Birch,_1827.jpg
"The Constitution." No date.
“The Constitution.” No date. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Birch_-_The_%E2%80%9AConstitution%E2%80%98.jpg

Down in the garden with watercolors by Irish artist Mildred Anne Butler (1858-1941). Associated with the Newlyn School of painters, she mostly painted landscapes and animals along with genre scenes.

"In the Walled Garden,  Kilmurry, County Kilkenny." No date.
“In the Walled Garden, Kilmurry, County Kilkenny.” No date. Image © Dolan’s Art Auction House. Fair use license. via http://dolansart.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=2476
"The Garden at Kilmurry." No date.
“The Garden at Kilmurry.” No date. In the public domain. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/mildred-anne-butler/the-garden-at-kilmurry
"Gardens at Kilmurry." 1906.
“Gardens at Kilmurry.” 1906. Image © James Adam & Sons Ltd Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, Dublin. Fair use license. via https://www.adams.ie/89066/Mildred-Anne-Butler-RWS-FRSA-RUA-1858-1941-Gardens-at-Kilmurry-Watercolour-18-x-26cm-7-x-10%C2%BC-Signed-and-dated-May-1906-89066?view=lot_detail

Pictures of young people by Swiss painter Jean-Étienne Liotard. Living from 1702 to 1789, he is best known for his pastel portraits.

Princess Louisa Anne.  1754.
Princess Louisa Anne. 1754. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/jean-etienne-liotard/
"Avec une Poupee/Marianne Liotard Holding a Doll." 1765.
“Avec une Poupee/Marianne Liotard Holding a Doll.” 1765. Pastel on parchment. Collection of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://neiljeffares.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/mlle-liotard-playing-with-her-doll-some-puzzles/
Princess Caroline Mathilda. 1754.
Princess Caroline Mathilda. 1754. Pastel on vellum. Royal Collection Trust. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caroline_Matilda_1754_by_Liotard.jpg
Prince Henry Benedict Clement Stuart (1725–1807), Cardinal York and younger brother of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
Prince Henry Benedict Clement Stuart (1725–1807), Cardinal York and younger brother of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. 18th c. Image and photo credit © National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/prince-henry-benedict-clement-stuart-17251807-cardinal-york-and-younger-brother-of-prince-charles-edward-stuart-212866
"Children Blowing Soap Bubbles." 18th c.
“Children Blowing Soap Bubbles.” 18th c. Collection of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://elismondom.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/genf-a-szepmuveszeti-muzeum-es-liotard/

Pretty things to make the house smell nice even if its winter and you can’t open the windows. Not used at Versailles but pretty enough that the Queen of France would have liked them too.

Pot pourri bowls.
Pot pourri bowls. Porcelain ca. 1660-1680. Mounts ca. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain, celadon ground color and polychrome enamel. Gilt-bronze mounts. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Fair use license. via https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/froth-and-folly-nobility-and-perfumery-at-the-court-of-versailles/
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in  Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent.
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent. Jean-Claude Duplessis and Claude le Boitteux, goldsmiths. Image © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/119334
"Royal Bleu" Louis Philippe pot pourri urn. 1846.
“Royal Bleu” Louis Philippe pot pourri urn with pierced ormolu mounts and feet. 1846. French. Sèvres, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/antique-sevres-royal-bleu-porcelain-pot-pourri-urn-stamped-1846-19th-century/id-f_12459063/

People visiting the sea from a bit back. 20th century watercolors of ladies in crinolines. French. Félix Murnot, artist.

"A Beach." ca. 1924. Watercolor and pencil.
“A Beach.” ca. 1924. Watercolor and pencil. Image © Mutual Art Services, Inc. Fair use license. via
"Sur La Plage." 20th c.
“Sur La Plage.” 20th c. Watercolor and pencil. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/drawings-watercolor-paintings/landscape-drawings-watercolors/felix-murnot-sur-la-plage-vintage-french-framed-pencil-watercolor-on-paper-beach-scene/id-a_28

Pendants and brooches by Scottish jeweler James Cromar Watt. Arts and Crafts movement. Living from 1862 to 1940, he also engaged in secret government work during World War I.

Pendant. ca. 1905.
Pendant. ca. 1905. Gold, enamel and opal. Signed “JCW” on the back. Image © 2019 Jewelry Amazing. Fair use license. via http://www.jewelryamazing.com/vintage-jewelry/james-cromar-watt-1862-1940-arts-crafts-pendant-gold-enamel-opal-h-8-cm-3-15-in-w-3-cm-1-18-in-marks-signed-verso-jcw-monogr
Pendant. ca. 1900. Gold and foiled enamel set with a cabochon garnet and pearls.
Pendant. ca. 1900. Gold and foiled enamel set with a cabochon garnet and pearls. Image © Joseph Bonnar Jewellers. Fair use license. via http://www.josephbonnar.com/necklaceprorss736.html
Pendant. ca. 1900.
Pendant. ca. 1900. Gold, cabochon chrysoprase, foiled enameling and a blister pearl drop. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via http://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Jewellery/Arts-Crafts-Pendant-From-James-Cromar-Watt.Html
Brooch. No date.
Brooch. No date. Cabochon central moonstoone and cabochon garnets with a wreath of vine leaves and grapes in foiled enamel. Image © Wartski, Ltd. London. Fair use license. via http://www.wartski.com/collection/a-jewelled-and-enamelled-brooch-by-james-cromar-watt-1862-1940/