New South Wales, Australia just a little while ago. Plates from the second edition of David Collins’s “An account of the English Colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement in January 1788 to August, 1801. Published in London in 1804.
More from Percy MacQuoid’s work “History of English Furniture: Age of Satinwood.” Published in Edinburgh by T. and A. Constable, printers to His Majesty (Edward VII). Collections of the Society of the Four Arts.
Visions of a long ago Scotland. Victorian, painted by Waller Hugh Paton who lived from 1828 to 1895. A painter of landscapes, he was the son of a damask designer. An associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and member of the Royal Society of Watercolorists. Queen Victoria liked his pictures.
Up into the Arctic and down to the Antarctic with English watercolorist Charles Hamilton Smith who was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery. Living from 1776 to 1859, he painted what he saw as he traveled around the world during his military career.
Landscapes with a few people from another place in time to dream your way back to. Probably doesn’t look like that anymore. Painted by English artist John Rogers Herbert who lived from 1810 to 1986. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools.
Novelty Edwardian pincushions in sterling silver. Two animals and a canoe for them to paddle away in. Also a few more new friends that were made by other silver firms. Made by Levi and Salaman in Birmingham, England.
Flower pictures from a couple centuries back. English. Robert John Thornton, botanist. Living from 1768 to 1837 he started out to be a physician but ended up publishing books about plants.