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

Pastoral Landscape with Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a great original painting by George Arthur Hays, with several cows resting in a verdant landscape. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, 1908, signed lower left, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

The Love Letter
French

Etching after G.D. Leslie, image size 9 7/8 x 6 5/8 in

Drawing

Pastoral Scene

Ink and wash, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, inscribed on reverse "J. Bosch 1773 in de manier van N. Berchem met stoffazie na A.v.d.Velde" (In the manner of Nicolae Berchem [Dutch, 1620-1683] and Adriaen van de Velde [Dutch, 1636-1672]), framed.