Birds to chirp their way into the front parlor by Dutch lithographer and painter Theodorus van Hoytema, or Hoijtema. Living from 1863 to 1917 his bird calendars decorated homes all over the Netherlands.

"The Return of the Stork." 1893.
“The Return of the Stork.” 1893. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://msdresen.blogspot.com/2014/05/theo-van-hoytema.html
"Swans in the river." 1898.
“Swans in the river.” 1898. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoytema-Swans.jpg
"Ducks." Undated.
“Ducks.” Undated. Watercolor. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ducks.jpeg
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More Art Deco fabulousness found in one of the deeper back corners of the internet. Artwork from art magazine Wendingen, printed in Amsterdam between 1918 and 1932.

Cover, Volume 12, Number 11/12. 1931.
Cover, Volume 12, Number 11/12. 1931. Lithograph on paper. Zietsma, designer. Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68776049/
Cover. #3 on Diego Rivera. 1929.
Cover. #3 on Diego Rivera. 1929. Victor Huszar, designer. In the public domain due to age. via http://designblog.rietveldacademie.nl/?m=201105
Cover of edition 60.
Cover of edition 60. In the public domain due to age. via https://bloggingmarieke.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/wendingen/
Cover for issue 12, 1927.
Cover for issue 12, 1927. Tine Baanders, designer. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/boeken/kunst-en-cultuur-architectuur/m1342350137-wendingen-1927-12-tine-baanders.html?c=8c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage

Phantasmagoria by artist Jan Toorop who grew up under a tropical sun in the Dutch East Indies and died in the murk of a European early spring. Born in 1858 he died in 1928. Part Symbolist, part Jugendstil and part I don’t know what . . . .

"Fatality." 1893.
“Fatality.” 1893. Chalk, pencil and paper. Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands. Artwork in the public domain. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/jan-toorop/fatality-1893.
"Souls around the Sphinx." 1892-97.
“Souls around the Sphinx.” 1892-97. Ink, pencil and embossed drawing. Collection of the Gemeentenmuseum, the Hague. Cc licence 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Toorop_De_Sphinx_28102016_1.jpg.
"O grave, where is thy Victory." 1892.
“O grave, where is thy Victory.” 1892. Paper. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-T-1960-243.

 

Royalty in a time of living large, before Instagram and all that . . . Pierre Tetar van Elven, Dutch artist (1828-1908). Mostly painted other things . . .I have a sneaking suspicion that like John Singer Sargent and Laurits Tuxen these were done to cover the rent and the wine with the others done for joy . . .

"The baptism of King Carlos I of Portugal." 1863.
“The baptism of King Carlos I of Portugal.” 1863. Oil on canvas.
"Fête de nuit aux Tuileries, le 10 juin 1867." 1867.
“Fête de nuit aux Tuileries, le 10 juin 1867.” 1867. Depiction of an evening party during the Exposition Universelle which happened in Paris that year. Oil on canvas.

Both paintings in the public domain because the painter has been dead for 90 years. They can be found in a variety of places on the internet but I found them here http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2018/11/moments-private-moments-very-public.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFooli where you can also find details the various works with another one included. Enjoy!

Luscious fruit painted by Adriaen Coorte, a Dutch Golden Age artist who lived from 1665 to 1707.

Gooseberries on a Table. 1701
Gooseberries on a Table. 1701. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. via commons.wikimedia.org. Artwork in the public domain.
Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly. 1693-95.
Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly. 1693-95.  via nl.wikipedia.org. Artwork in the public domain.
Still life with five apricots. 1704.
Still life with five apricots. `1704. via fineartamerica.com. Artwork in the public domain.