William Rakocy
1924-, American

Debussy's Clouds
1924-, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches, 1950, signed and titled in pencil, l.r. This is a study for the painting, "Debussy's Clouds," which was featured on the program for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in December 1950.

Painting

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.

Print

Paris Street Scene
1872-1956, French

Etching, color aquatint, image size 6 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches, c. 1920's, pencil signed l.r. "Baron", writing on back indicates its' purchase in Paris in 1952.

Drawing

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

Watercolor, 20 x 23 in., signed lower right