Watercolors of interiors in Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, done by the German artist Ferdinand Rothbart. There was a fashion for having watercolorists do portraits of your drawing room, back then. The Russian tsar had a lot of them, too.
Rothbart did many commissions for Queen Victoria. These could be part of that as she commissioned a set of Prince Albert’s childhood home, or they could have been commissioned by her brother in law. The theatre watercolor was for Queen Victoria. The others don’t say.
Chromolithographs of places in Sri Lanka back when it was called Ceylon as they looked in 1881. Ernst Haeckel, the German zoologist who did all those illustrations of sea urchins. He published them in 1905 in his book “Die Naturwunder der Tropenwelt, Ceylon und Insulinde.”
Inkwells and caskets in gold, one made for a Russian tsar and another commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Fritz von Miller (1840-1921). he did designing and worked in bronze and gold with a workshop in Munich, Bavaria.
Portraits of women by German artist Oskar Zwintscher. Living from 1870 to 1916 he studied art in Leipzig and Dresden. Often associated with the Jugendstil movement.
Landscapes with the promise of an endless summer. German. Heinrich Reinhard Kröh, artist (1841-1941).
Brass teapots by German metalworker/designer Hans Przyrembel (1900-1945). Bauhaus School.
Jugendstil chapter headings from “Innendekoration: mein Heim, mein Stolz ; die gesamte Wohnungskunst in Bild und Wort: 18,” published in 1907. From Darmstadt, too.
Black and white line illustrations of Jugendstil aspirational decor too. So more coming in another post.
Gardens to dream in by German painter Heinrich Vogeler. Living from 1872 to 1942, he was associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.
This is the second post in the blog of Heinrich Vogeler’s work, the other not being of gardens. It was a while back so check it out again if you like.