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

Hiroshima
1909-1964, Japanese

This watercolor sketch of Hiroshima by Shigehiko Ishikawa measures 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches, is signed, titled and dated Aug. 11, 1951. Artist signature on reverse.

Print

Lady Yaegakihime
1881-1962, Japan

Woodblock, image size 15 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches, after Sadanobu Hasegawa, from the Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., Kyoto, Japan depicting the daughter of Nagao from the kabuki play "Honcho Nijushiko" which tells the story of two noble Japanese families caught in the middle of a murder scheme. Provenance on label adhered to back. Publishers seal and artist signature l.r. and u.l.

Drawing

The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)