17th Century Dutch

Series of Dutch Townscapes

This series of thirteen townscapes are images of shipping ports, market places, hotels, busy neighborhoods, historical buildings, castles, and cathedrals all surrounded by the element of water. They show the interplay and the importance of the waterways to the towns and their dependance on each other. Individual prints are titled in Dutch at the top center and were done c. 1660-1690.

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

Provincetown Bar
1903-1992, American

Lithograph printed on photo paper, possibly a photographic transfer, image size 9 5/8 x 12 1/8 inches, 1945, hand signed, dated and titled in ink.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.