Paintings with interesting skies and a few people. More going on there than in the rest of the picture. Austrian. Josef Püttner, artist. Living from 1821 to 1881 he was born in what is now the Czech republic.

“Venedig, Reges Treiben am Markusplatz.” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated signed, dated “J. C. B. Püttner.” Image © Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/fileadmin/lot-images/38B200908/normal/josef-carl-berthold-puettner-6844336.jpg
Die Bucht von Valparaiso in Chile.” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J.C.B. Püttner / 1859 Valparaiso” on the bottom right. Image source Van Ham Kunstauktionen, In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Carl_Berthold_P%C3%BCttner_Die_Bucht_von_Valparaiso_in_Chile_1859.jpg
“Mündung der Maas bei Rotterdam in Holland,” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J. B. C. Püttner, 1859” on the lower right. Image source: Dorotheum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Carl_Berthold_P%C3%BCttner_M%C3%BCndung_der_Maas_1859.jpg

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