Francois van Severdonck
1809-1889, Belgian

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.

Painting

Glorreiche Verangenheit! (Glorious Past!)
1887-1923, German

8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.

Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"

Print

Peck's Slip - N.Y.C.
1897-1988, American

Etching, image size 6 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches, 1936, edition of 65 proofs, pencil signed and titled "Lawrence Nelson Wilbur" l.r. and "Peck's Slip-NYC" l.l., publishers blindstamp l.r.

Drawing

Spring, Ponte Landolfo, Italy
20th c., American

Watercolor, 20 x 23 in., signed lower right