Paintings of sheep and their friends from a little while back when animal art was all the rage. Belgian. Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven, artist (1798-1881). Also did landscapes and portraits.

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“Highland Monarch.” 1860s-1870s. Belgian. Image © 2018 Haggin Museum. Fair use license. via https://hagginmuseum.org/collections/verboeckhoven-eugene/highland-monarch/
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“Sheep in Manger.” 1858. Oil on panel. 1860s-1870s. Belgian. Image © 2018 Haggin Museum. Fair use license. via https://hagginmuseum.org/collections/verboeckhoven-eugene/sheep-in-manger/
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“Sheep.” 1875. Oil on panel. Image © Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum. Fair use license. via https://www.stjathenaeum.org/eugene-joseph-verboeckhoven-sheep
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“Lamb and Mother Sheep.” 1846. Signed and dated on the lower left. Image © Very Important Lot. Fair use license. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/lamm-und-mutterschaf-eugene-verboeckhoven-58980
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“Donkey and Sheep.” 1849. Oil on canvas. Signed “E. J. Verboeckhoven 1849” on the lower left. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O123442/donkey-and-sheep-oil-painting-verboeckhoven-eugene/

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