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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

Vegetable Market
1872-1941, French

Etching, image size 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches, edition of 60, pencil signed and numbered. Provenance: Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston. Brouet was born to a poor family in Paris in 1872, and as a teenager worked as an apprentice lithographer and lute maker. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Artes, under the tutelage of Gustave Moreau, and was then introduced to etching by Auguste Delatre. He went on to become one of the most successful original etchers of the early 20th century in France, specializing in scenes of daily life of the working class as well as his remarkable images of dancers.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1934
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and colored pencil drawing, 1934, image size 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.