Panorama of the painted ceiling in the nave of Peterborough Cathedral, England. Ceiling painted around 1230 and copied in full living color by the very talented John Sleigh in the 1840’s. Entitled “Strickland’s Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral”, it was published in 1849.

Strickland's Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral. 1849.
Strickland’s Lithographic Strickland’s Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral. 1849. Seven accordion-folded and hinged chromolithographed panels unfolding to six feet. Image © Swann Auction Galleries, New York. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2497++++++67+&refno=++747398&saletype=
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #1.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #1. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #2.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #2. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #3.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #3. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/

The last three being details of the first. There were only a very few copies made but fortunately one landed at in the special collections library at Princeton from which these three images come.

Round stained glass to turn any white wall into a prism with every color in the rainbow . . .. back and forth through time and place.

ca. 1900.
Ca. 1900. American. Originally from a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image @ D C Riggott Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.dcriggott.com/antique-framed-american-floral-round-stained-glass-window
Medallion. Part of the palladian window over the marquee. ca. 1927.
Medallion. Part of the palladian window over the marquee. ca. 1927. American. Made for the Lawndale Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Maker not known. Theatre designed by William P.Whitney. Image © Urban Remains Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/products/architectural/stained-glass-windows/original-one-of-a-kind-c-1927-vibrantly-colored-american-exte
Ornamental roundel. 1260-70.
Ornamental roundel. 1260-70. Made in Salisbury, England. Pot metal, glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain. Maker not known. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/466355?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&ao=on

Selected illuminations from the 15th century Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry done by the Frères Limbourg. . . or I look at a lot of art and these are as pretty as it gets .

Calendar page for the month of May.
May. Depicting a May day outing. Collection of the Musée de Condé, Chantilly, France. Google Art via commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frères_Limbourg_-_Très_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_-_mois_de_mai_-_Google_Art_Project_cropped.jpg
April. Depicting a betrothal and ladies gathering flowers. (detail)
April. Depicting a betrothal and ladies gathering flowers. (detail) Collection of the Musée de Condé, Chantilly, France. via commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Les_Tres_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_avril_detail.jpg
January. Depiction of a winter feast.
January. Depiction of a winter feast. Collection of the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France. via commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Les_Très_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_Janvier-2.jpg

 

All images in the public domain in the United States because the artists died over 70 years ago.