May 25, 2022

Swiss National Library Uploads 1000 Images of Paintings to Wikimedia Commons

From the Swiss National Library [Bibliothèque nationale suisse (BN)]

Note: Below from a Google Translation of Announcement:

Swiss fops [“Les petits-maîtres suisses”; 18th-century artists who concentrated on drawing rather than painting.” *] exercised their art from the mid-18th and mid-19th century. They have shown the landscapes and everyday scenes features in pencil, watercolor and oil. Production gives a rich overview of landscapes and old Swiss culture.

The 1000 images are royalty-free and also available on

Direct to Uploaded Images (via Wikimedia Commons)

* Sentence  from

Hat Tip and Thanks: @Boosda

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