Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep. In this finely detailed image, he uses delicate brushstrokes and rich colors to create an incredibly realistic pastoral scene.

Painting

At Bellerive, Lake Geneva
1826-1910, Swiss

This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.

Print

Sunday Afternoon
1884-1960, American

This 1936 woodcut by Julus Lankes is plate signed and measures 7 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches and comes with an American Artist Group label and provenance. Lankes attended the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His father worked in a lumber mill and used to bring home scrapes of wood. "It was like getting a daily present," wrote Lankes. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris. He illustrated work for Robert Frost and Beatrix Potter and collaborated with Rockwell Kent on the "Doremus Series".

Drawing

Immigrant Couple
$225.00
1903-?, American

This drawing in pastel by Nancy Dyer measures 11 x 15 inches. Signed in the lower corner, sheet mounted on board, c. 1930.