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.

Entrance to the Cuiraing, Skye. 1873. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source and photography: Scottish National Gallery. Collections of the Scottish National Gallery. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waller_Hugh_Paton_-_%27Entrance_to_the_Cuiraing,_Skye%27.jpg

Dunnottar Castle. 1867. Scottish. Image source Stephencdickson, Cc0 License 4.0. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunnottar_Castle_by_Walter_Hugh_Paton_1867.JPG
Edinburgh with a distant view of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. A watercolor view of Edinburgh from the side of St Margaret’s Loch at sunset, looking west 1862. Scottish. Commissioned by Queen Victoria. Watercolor and bodycolor with gum arabic and burnishing.  Signed in monogram and dated WHP 1862. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/919573/edinburgh-with-a-distant-view-of-the-palace-of-holyroodhouse

Landscapes by English landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader. Living from 1831 to 1923, he studied art at the Royal Academy Schools in London and exhibited at the  National Institution of Fine Arts. English and Scottish subjects.

A Bright Night, Goring on Thames.1873. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1873 on the lower right. Image. © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD.  Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/8021/drewea1-10269/lot-details/3b2c53aa-3acb-4ed4-8796-addd01324e65


A Golden Eve. 1785. English. Image source Stephencdickson. Cc0 License 3..Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Golden_Eve_by_Benjamin_Leader_1875.JPG
A Lock on the Thames, Streatley.(originally titled Cleve Lock; Evening). 1898. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated: B. W. LEADER, 1898 on the lower left. Further signed and titled on the stretcher. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/victorian-edwardian-art-l11132/lot.45.html
The Thames at Streatley. 1903. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dared 1903. Image © 2000 – 2021 Rehs Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://rehs.com/Benjamin_Williams_Leader_The_Thames_at_Streatly.html
The Head of Loch Lomond. 1859 and 1890. English. Collections of and © Dudley Museums Service. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-head-of-loch-lomond-52247/search/makers:benjamin-williams-leader-18311923/page/2

Fairies in flight. English. Walter Jenks Morgan, artist. Living from 1847 to 1924, he studied at the Birmingham School of Art. A member of the Birmingham Art Circle.

“A Fairy Ring.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/11406300036/
“Here I am to Rescue You.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/here-i-am-to-rescue-walter-jenks-morgan.html
“Where Rural Fays and Fairies Dwell.: ca. 1900. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/where-rural-fays-and-fairies-dwell-walter-jenks-morgan.html

Silver tableware with a beach theme. Breathe in the scent of salt air and seaweed without having to leave your screen porch. 19th century American. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island.

"Terrapin" soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890.
“Terrapin” soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890. Silver. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.383.html/2010/important-americana-n08608

Shell serving spoon. Late 19th c.
Shell serving spoon. Garden foliage motif with a crab creeping towards the bowl. Late 19th c. Silver with a gold wash. Image © Vintage Antique Jewelry. Fair use license. via https://vintage-antique-jewelry.com/shop/blog/97_http—vintage-antique-jewelry-com-shop-17-si

Punch bowl with ladle. 1885.
Punch bowl with ladle with repoussé decoration in the motif of swirling waves, flying fish, and a sea serpent with clamshell handles. 1885. Silver with gilding. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/41179/punch-bowl-set-with-ladle

Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884.
Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884. Image courtesy of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Fair use license. via http://ediblerhody.ediblecommunities.com/about-us/enduring-elegance-gorham-silver

Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870's.
Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870’s. Silver. Image © 2017 Dallas Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://collections.dma.org/artwork/3335123

Victorians getting out and hopefully having fun, painted by British artist George Housman Thomas. Living from 1824 to 1868, he also painted many royal weddings and other occasions for Queen Victoria who, judging by the number commissioned, must have loved his work.

"The courtyard in Königsberg Castle after the coronation of Prince Wilhelm as King of Prussia, 18 October 1861."
“The courtyard in Königsberg Castle after the coronation of Prince Wilhelm as King of Prussia, 18 October 1861.” 1860’s. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.wikiwand.com/en/East_Prussia

"The Queen distributing the first Victoria Crosses in Hyde Park, 26th June 1857 ."
“The Queen distributing the first Victoria Crosses in Hyde Park, 26th June 1857 .” The Royal Collection © 2004, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fair use license. via http://www.memorialsinportsmouth.co.uk/vc/

"The great exhibition at Crystal Palace, with the pageant of St. George and the dragon." 1860's.
“The great exhibition at Crystal Palace, with the pageant of St. George and the dragon.” 1860’s. Circle of George Housman Thomas. In the public domain. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/george-housman-thomas/the-great-exhibition-at-crystal-palace-with-the-z06kXLQ7E4yr-tK6Ibv0TQ2

Castellani. Victorian gold jewelry with an Etruscan Revival spin.

Pendant/brooch. mid 19th century.
Pendant/brooch. mid 19th century. Gold. Image © 2019 Beladora Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.beladora.com/2013/01/castellani-jewelry

Diadem. ca. 1860.
Diadem. ca. 1860. Gold, agate, glass, pearls, and enamel. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/236765

"Campana" sun-chariot crescent earrings. ca. 1860.
“Campana” sun-chariot crescent earrings. ca. 1860. Gold. Said to have been inspired by a pair of 4th century BC Etruscan earrings in the collection of the Louvre. Image © 2010 S J Phillips Ltd London. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2017/june/2294/london-summer-capital-of-art/shopping-for-jewellery-and-silver/

Victorian children playing games and having fun. Must be winter for all of these are indoors. Harry Brooker, artist (1848-1940).

"Skittles." Undated.
“Skittles.” Undated. Collection of the Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale. Photo credit: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Image © Art UK. Fair use license. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/skittles-21314

"Afternoon Tea." Undated.
“Afternoon Tea.” Undated. Collection of the Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale. Photo credit: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Image © Art UK. Fair use license. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/afternoon-tea-21567

"The Archers." 1894.
“The Archers.” 1894. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.artrenewal.org/Artwork/Index/7088

The Levant and further east through a romantic Scottish veil by early Victorian painter David Roberts (1796-1864).

"Cairo." Undated.
“Cairo.” Undated. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.davidrobertslithographs.com/whoisdr1.html

"Hindoo (Hindu) architecture, a composition."
“Hindoo (Hindu) architecture, a composition.” 1829. Oil on panel. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Photo credit: Antonia Reeve. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/91247/0/hindoo-architecture-composition?overlay=download

Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which was completed in 1359.
“Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo, which was completed in 1359, during the Mamluk era in Egypt. Undated. Lithograph. In the public domain because the artists have been dead over 70 years. via http://www.salongen.no/619/

Many if not most of the artist’s work were sold as lithographs. Some of his of Ancient Egypt I used in an earlier post which you might want to look at.

American oak fretwork from the turn of the last century. For sure it’s beyond the technical reach of most anyone alive now but back then if you looked up it was what you saw.

Archway. 1885.
Archway. 1885. Stick and ball fretwork. Architectural salvage. Image ©1998-2019 Harp Gallery Antique Furniture. Fair use license. via https://www.harpgallery.com/shop/item26582.html

Interior residential fretwork. 1880's.
Interior residential fretwork. 1880’s. Chicago, Illinois. Architectural salvage. © 2019 Urban Remains. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/original-1880-s-victorian-era-salvaged-chicago-solid-oak-wood-architectural-stick-and-ball-interior-residential-fretwork.html

Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian.
Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian. © 2016 Lefflers Antiques, Toledo . Fair use license. via http://lefflersantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/imported/2/Antique-Victorian-Oak-Ball-And-Stick-Fretwork-24-x-38-12-192404489052.jpg

Enameled jeweled up portraits of British Victorian pets. Mostly by William Essex (ca. 1784-1969).

Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905.
Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905. Enamel, platinum, diamond and pearl. Enamel work is most likely by William Essex. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=851

Head of a black and tan terrier. 1867.
Head of a black and tan terrier (left). 1867. Signed and dated by William Essex. White terriers after a painting by Landseer. Two scarf pins and a brooch. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/16/?category=results&length=90&page=1

Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated.
Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated. Presumed to be by William Essex. Image © Daisy Antiques. Fair use license. via https://chatsworthlady.com/2016/05/24/antique-essex-crystal-jewelry-animals/

White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right).
White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right). 1862. Signed and dated William Essex. Scarf pins. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/10/?category=list&length=10&page=1

Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated.
Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated. William Essex after the dog “Bob” in a painting by Landseer. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=251