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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

La Place de l'Hopital a Strasbourg
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches, 1913, pencil signed. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, specializing in finely detailed architectural views, cityscapes and landscapes. This is an early pencil signed proof of this etching; it was later published in a larger edition by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1920.

Drawing

Study
1899-1987, American

Pen and ink drawing, image size 7 3/4 x 10 inches, c. 1930, signed and initialed l.r.