I often use Edmund Blair Leighton's paintings in my posts. Some historical reports mention the artist took studies in architecture before becoming a painter. The backgrounds in his paintings of Regency and Victorian men and women have a host of interesting architectural design, such as the porch in the above painting.
In the background of this painting is a very precise drawing of a house entrance with rounded steps. The window on the right shows through to the windows inside the house on the opposite wall.There appears to be a place to clean muddy boots on the right.
There are many other architectural details in the following Edmund Blair Leighton paintings showing carved indoor stairs, brick paths and streets, farmhouse and townhouse designs, stone steps, boats, docks, and stone bridges, boardwalks, terraced entryways, columns, and retainer walls.
I like the porch, above, shown behind this garden.
..the windows and shutters,
...old stone steps and rustic fence,
...large house in the background with an oval openning,
...wood stair rails with detailed carvings,
...brick entryway from a river dock,
...background oval stone design and columns.
A boat so detailed, as if the artist built it himself.
Below, a chandelier on the right, as well as stone architectural details,
His boats look perfect in every detail.
Photo of Edmund Blair Leighton:
Same pagoda doorway as seen in a garden picture.