Animals in art, painted by Nicolas II Huet (Nicolas Huet the Younger). Living from 1770 to 1830, he came from a family of artists. Huet produced a series of 246 animal drawings on vellum for the library of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle.

A white dwarf Spitz. 1820. French. Watercolor and body color on vellum. Signed and dated “Huet 1820.” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-nicolas-ii-huet-paris-1770-1830-a-white-6327165/?from=salesummary&intObjectID=6327165&lid=1&ldp_breadcrumb=back
“The Indian Elephant.” 1810. French. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, with touches of gouache, over traces of an underdrawing in black chalk, on vellum laid down on board. Signed and dated “huet fils 1810” at the lower right. Inscribed “L’Elephant femelle, Elephas indien, / Par huet peintre du Muséum d’histoire naturelle à Paris” on the reverse. Image © Stephen Ongpin Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.stephenongpin.com/object/790592/0/an-indian-elephant
“A Striated Monkey on a Branch.” 1813. French. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, over an underdrawing in black chalk, on vellum laid down on board. Signed and dated “Huet 1813″ in gold at the lower left. Inscribed ” Ouistiti, Jacchus vulgaris. G. ST. H.” in gold at the lower right center. Numbered cf. 58 and 81 on the reverse. Image © Stephen Ongpin Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.stephenongpin.com/object/806003/0/nicolas-ii-huet-paris-1770-paris-1828
“Study of the Giraffe given to Charlex X by the Viceroy of Egypt.” A watercolor depiction of the first giraffe ever seen in France, alongside the groom who would look after it for the next 18 years. 1827. French. Watercolor. Image source; ebay.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_Huet03.jpg

Ladies dressed in white, painted by French artist Claude-Marie-Paul Dubufe. Living from 1790 to 1864, he studied under David.

Portrait of Louise Marie d’Orléans, the first Queen of the Belgians. 1830s. French. Oil painting. Royal Collection of Belgium. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louise_Marie_d%27Orl%C3%A9ans.jpg
“Les Regrets.” 1827. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Dubufe” on the lower right. Collections of the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Les_Regrets_(1827)par_Claude-Marie_Dubufe(A).jpg
“The Surprise.” Before 1827. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1828. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the National Gallery. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/claude-marie-dubufe-the-surprise

Pochoir prints from the 1929 work “Dessins. 20 Planches en Couleurs.” Published by A. Calavas in Paris, it consists of a portfolio with loose prints by various artists.

Plate XV. Alexandra Bitchkova, ( (Alexandra Koltsova-Bychkova)) artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/
Plate X. Serge Gladky, artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/
Plate IV> Henry Valensi, artist. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/international-fine-decorative-art-auction-2016-03-12/275-dessins-20-planches-en-couleurs-pochoir-plates-1929/

Spring series public (free) post for Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Five more gorgeous plates from Albert Racinet’s “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873).

Two more posts from this series and then my summer series begins.

And several images, not just this one. Should you be interested in and can support my work please check out what is available at the various levels and what not. Thanks! Sarah.

"Etrusque." Plate 95.
“Etrusque.” Plate 95. Durin, lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00095.jpg

Paintings of children, mostly with pets. French. Pierre Gobert, artist. Living from 1662 to 1744 he was a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.

Léopold-Clément de Lorraine. 1710's.
Léopold-Clément de Lorraine. 1710’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/leopold-clement-charles-de-lorraine-pierre-gobert.html

The young Louis XV. 1714.
The young Louis XV. 1714. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-young-louis-xv-1714-oil-on-canvas-pierre-gobert.html

Girl with a bird cage. ca. 1712.
Girl with a bird cage. ca. 1712. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/girl-with-a-bird-cage-ca-1712-oil-on-canvas-pierre-gobert.html

Princess Louise of France. 1728-1733.
Princess Louise of France. 1728-1733. In the public domain due to age. via http://monarquiasdeeuropa.blogspot.com/2011/04/luisa-de-francia.html

Coral tiaras for the queen of the sea. Various jewelers . . .all amazing. Mostly Cartier.

Bandeau tiara. 1922.
Bandeau tiara. 1922. Made in Paris. Platinum, gold, coral, rose-cut and round diamond, onyx, tortoise shell and black enamel. Cartier, maker. via the cultureconcept.com and http://diamondsandrhubarb.blogspot.com/2014/11/noble-coral.html

Tiara.
Tiara. Platinum, gold, coral, diamond and pearl. Cartier, maker. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/jewelry/an-exquisite-coral-diamond-and-pearl-tiara-6087344-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=6087344&sid=26ff61b1-c7ea-484b-

Tiara. 1860-1870.
Tiara. 1860-1870. Gilt metal and coral. Philips Brothers, London, maker. Image © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2016/01/jewel-history-tiara-has-become-social.html

Ideas to make your house look rich even if you aren’t. From an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

"Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle." 1852-1870.
“Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/encoignure-dans-le-genre-boulle

"Miroir de toilette."  1852-1870.
“Miroir de toilette.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/miroir-de-toilette

"Vase monté en lampe." 1852-1870.
“Vase monté en lampe.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/vase-monte-en-lampe

Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870.
Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1

"Cave à liqueur." 1852-1870.
“Cave à liqueur.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/cave-a-liqueur

Illustrations right out of the Parisian jazz age with a saxophone lingering behind somewhere. All of these being from 1919. André Édouard Marty, illustrator (1882-1974).

"Le Bal de Sauvages" from Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui. Plate 17.
“Le Bal de Sauvages” from Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui. Plate 17. Vintage. via https://matouenpeluche.typepad.com/matouenpeluche/2015/07/andr%C3%A9-%C3%A9douard-marty.html

"Le Golf," from  "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Le Golf,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 18. Vintage. via https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2018/11/18/pochoir/

"Les Ailes dans le Vent," from "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Les Ailes dans le Vent,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 12. Vintage. via http://www.artophile.com/Artwork/PublicDisplay_AE_Marty_Les_Ailes_Dans_Le_Vent_1152_33.htm

Art Déco animals that will never bite. Vases by French artist Jean-Simon Peynaud. (1869-1952)

"Frise d'éléphants dans une palmeraie." Vase. ca. 1925.
“Frise d’éléphants dans une palmeraie.” Vase. ca. 1925. Jean-Simon Peynaud, maker (1869-1952). Image © 2016, Art Deco 1925. Fair use license. via https://www.artdeco1925.de/?attachment_id=29458&lang=en

Vase with a monkey motif. Undated.
Vase with a monkey motif. Undated. Signed “PEYNAUD.” via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/23/2b/35232b53ae4bdb26dd55a2a63c57dda6.jpg

Pictures of flowers to cover the walls of your bedroom with so you can pretend you are in a greenhouse. From Eugène Grasset’s “La Plante et ses applications ornementales sous la direction.” Printed in Paris in 1896.

Waterlily. Image 18. Plate VII.
Waterlily. Image 18. Plate VII. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f18.item.zoom

Waterlily. Image 19. Plate VIII.
Waterlily. Image 19. Plate VIII. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f19.item.zoom

Columbine. Image 21. Plate X.
Columbine. Image 21. Plate X. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f21.item.zoom

Columbine. Image 22. Plate XI.
Columbine. Image 22. Plate XI. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f22.item.zoom