Watercolors of Canada mostly by or in the water. William Armstrong, artist. Living from 1822 to 1914, he was born in Ireland but lived and worked for most of his life in Canada.

"The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870."
“The Wolseley Expedition, Kaministiquia River, 1870.” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain due to age. via https://thecanadasite.com/art/art3_stephenson.html
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“Winter Scene on Toronto Bay.” 1835. Collection of the Toronto Public Library. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winter_scene_on_Toronto_Bay.jpg
"Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario)." Undated.
“Rapids at Sault Sainte Marie (Ontario).” Undated. Watercolor. In the public domain. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/405042560217559886/?lp=true
"Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860." 1860.
“Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Toronto, September 1860.” 1860. Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on wove paper, mounted on canvas. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Canada. Fair use license. via https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artwork/arrival-of-the-prince-of-wales-at-toronto-september-1860
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Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840.
Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840. Gold and shell. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-past-is-present-revival-jewelry-exhibition-photos

 

Décor to impress Dolley Madison when she comes to visit. Much more stylish than what they have in New York. All from 1814 and 1815. Ackermann’s Repository.

Bedroom Chairs. Plate 8. 1814.
“Bedroom Chairs.” Plate 8. 1814. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
"Design for an ottoman couch."  Plate 2. 1814.
“Design for an ottomane couch.” Plate 2. 1814. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
Table and chair from Carlton House. Plate 23. 1814.
“Table and chair from Carlton House.” Plate 23. 1814. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
French sofa, tables and lamp with globe for argand gas light.
“French sofa, tables and lamp with globe for argand gas light.” Argand being very new in 1815. Plate 17. 1815. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
Furniture for a music room. Plate 7. 1815.
“Furniture for a music room.” Plate 7. 1815. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
Firescreens. Plate 32. 1815.
“Firescreens.” Plate 32. 1815. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html
French bed chamber. Plate 23. 1815.
“French bed chamber.” Plate 23. 1815. In the public domain due to age. via archive.org and http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1809-1815-ackermanns.html

Illuminations of what the duchess of Bavaria kept in her jewelry box under the love letters from her distant admirers. From the wonderful Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. Commissioned in 1552, Munich court painter Hans Müelich, illuminator

Image 97. 45r.
Image 97. 45r. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=97
Image 62. 27v.
Image 62. 27v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=62
Image 114. 53v.
Image 114. 53v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=114
Image 60. 26v.
Image 60. 26v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=60
Image 14. 3v.
Image 14. 3v. Image © Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München. Digitalized by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft . Fair use license. via http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00006598/images/index.html?id=00006598&groesser=&fip=xdsydenyztsfsdreayaewqweayaxdsydw&no=119&seite=14

Travel posters that make me want to time travel back to Yugoslavia in the 1930’s when they were done. Janez Trpin, graphic designer (1908-1973).

"Winter in Yugoslavia." 1936. Color lithograph.
“Winter in Yugoslavia.” 1936. Color lithograph. Janez Trpin, graphic designer. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/janez-trpin-1908-1973-winter-in-yugoslavia-5526160-details.aspx
"Slovenija." ca. 1930's.
“Slovenija.” ca. 1930’s. Collection of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy. Cc0 License 4.0. via http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it/sigecSSU_FE/ricercaFaccetteGeneriche.action?statoCosa1=1&nomeBread=Beni%20storici%20e%20artistici&authorityFileCorrelatoSchede=S4000013&nomeAutore=Trpin%20Janez&valoreRicerca=&keycodeAutore=@ICCD10522002@&sbiancaBreadCrumbs=yes
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“Visitez la Yougoslavie.” ca. 1930’s. Janez Trpin, graphic designer. Image in the public domain. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/visitez-la-yougoslavie-janez-trpin.html?product=poster

Designs for wallpaper friezes. Art Nouveay in style. All from 1901 and designed by Rosa Fuchs. Collections of MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901.
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901. Gouache on cardboard. Inventory # CD 2922.2. Rosa Fuchs, designer. Image © MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-frise-pour-papier-peint-1
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901.
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901. Gouache on cardboard. Inventory # CD 2922.3. Rosa Fuchs, designer. Image © MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-frise-pour-papier-peint-3
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901.
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901. Gouache on cardboard. Inventory # CD 2922.1. Rosa Fuchs, designer. Image © MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-frise-pour-papier-peint-0
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901.
Projet de frise pour papier peint. 1901. Gouache on cardboard. Inventory # CD 2922.4. Rosa Fuchs, designer. Image © MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-frise-pour-papier-peint-5

Art Deco era prints. John Vassos, artist (1898-1985). Born in Romania, he came to the United States as a young man. An industrial designer and artist, he helped found the Industrial Designers Society of America in 1965.

"The Department Store." 1929.
“The Department Store.” 1929. © of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/41306521554374123/?lp=true
Plate from John Vassos' book "Ultimo," published in 1930.
Plate from John Vassos’ book “Ultimo,” published in 1930 with text written by his wife Ruth. © Estate of the artist. © Copyright 2019, Bauman Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.baumanrarebooks.com/rare-books/vassos-john-vassos-ruth/ultimo/113886.aspx
Untitled. 1930's.
Untitled. 1930’s. © Estate of the artist. Image © The Wolfsonian, Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://wolfsonianfiulibrary.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/book-bindings-and-illustrations-by-john-vassos/