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

Home Before the Rain
1849-1936, American

Watercolor, sight size 14 x 19 3/4, signed "Royal H Milleson" l.r, framed. Royal Hill Milleson lived most of his life in the mid-west, except for several years he spent in Boston at the turn of the century. He specialized in landscapes, and was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists and the Boston Art Club. (M)

Print

Isola dei Pescatori, Le Passage
1881-1963, French

Etching, image size 7 x 4 5/8 inches, pencil signed, framed. (M)

Drawing

Summer Meadow
1872- c.1950, American

"Summer Meadow" by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 9 inches. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.