Landscapes by Belgian artist Leo Piron who lived from 1899 to 1962. Studied art at the Alost Academy. Worked at the Academy of Art in Ghent.


Summer Landscape (Paysage estival). Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://amare-habeo.tumblr.com/post/681203228877209600/leo-piron-belgian-1899-1962-summer-landscape
Landschap te Nukerke. Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). Signed. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2022 catawki.com. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/38544135-leo-piron-1899-1962-landschap-te-nukerke


White farmhouse. Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). Signed. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license.via https://atelierbranco.tumblr.com/post/157537941623/piron-leo-1899-1962-belgique-la-ferme

Out and about and going to parties. Théodore Cériez, Belgian genre painter. Living from 1832 to 1904, he also painted animals and children.


After the party – Commedia del’Arte characters sleeping on a stairway. Undated. Belgian. Oil on panel. Signed T. Ceriez on the lower right. Image © Christies 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-1544276?ldp_breadcrumb=back&intObjectID=1544276&from=salessummary&lid=1
Interior scene with a seated Pierrot. Undated. Belgian. Oil on panel. signed. Image © Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers Ltd. (Trading as Wilson55.com). Fair use license. via https://www.wilson55.com/auction/lot/12-theodore-ceriez-belgian-1832-1904/?lot=141329&sd=1#

Prints by Belgian artist Octavia Campotosto, daughter of painter Henry Campotosto, subject of yesterday’s post. Not finding much else about Octavia in terms of biographical detail except that she visited Italy and showed her pictures from 1871 to 1874 at the Royal Academy, flourishing from 1871 to 1892.

The Girl and The Goat. ca. 1886. Belgian. Print. Octavia Campotosto, artist. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bohman, @jonathan_bohman on Twitter. via https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FF19sTrWUAMGu8x?format=jpg&name=large or https://www.etsy.com/listing/1075362145/the-girl-and-the-goat-by-octavia










A girl beggar with large messy hair reclined on the ground, her legs to the left, leaning over a block on the right, looking down. 1886. Belgian. Etching. Octavia Campotosto, artist. Signed in pencil on the bottom right Octavia Campotosto/London/1 January 1886. Inscribed on the upper right Published January 28, 1886 by S. Palladiense, 62 New Bond Street, London. Collections of the British Museum. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age.
via https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1930-1201-16

Many thanks to Jonathan Bohman, @BohmanArt on Twitter, who saw my post of yesterday and told me about the first image and the artist. Only finding the two prints, the other being in the British Museum.

Women and children painted by genre painter Henry Campotosto. Living from 1833 to 1910, he was born in Belgium and worked in Brussels before moving to London, England in 1882 where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.

The Afternoon Rest. 1874. Belgian. Oil on panel. Signed Campotosto and dated 1874 on the lower right. Image ©
Doyle New York – Auctioneers & Appraisers
and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/henry-campotosto-belgian-d-1910-the-afternoon-rest-15703714
Italian Fisher Children. Before 1890. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Collections of and image © the Leeds Museums and Galleries. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/italian-fisher-children-38676

Autumn in the Ardennes. `1857. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Collections of and image © Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/autumn-in-the-ardennes-21333

Children out and about and having fun in 19th century Belgium. One of these being indoors. Basile de Loose, Belgian artist. Living from 1809 to 1885, he was the son of a painter. Studied with his father, Mathieu Van Bree and at the Antwerp Academy.

“De Friture Belge.” ca. 1872. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2000-2021 askART. Fair use license. via https://www.askart.com/Auction_Records/Basile_de_Loose/11083235/Basile_de_Loose.aspx?lot=1541966
“Between Two Classes.” 19th c. before 1885. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/basile-de-loose-1809-1885-belgian/
Boy with hoop. 19th c. before 1885. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/basile-de-loose-1809-1885-belgian/

Make your bathroom look like the South Seas wherever you are. Javanese flora, taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Caladium bicolor. vent. Tallas Sabrang.” Page 48. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/48/mode/1up
Stercula Nobilis. Smith. Hantap. Page 55. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/56/mode/1up
Otophora Alata. BL. Pisang Tjina.” Page 60, Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/60/mode/1up

Ostensoir. These are used in the worship tradition of several Christian churches. Here because I think the different ways the rays are modeled is interesting. One that is 19th century and the others are brand new.

Grand ostensoir decorated with vines, ears of white and cherubs. Crowned with a crown which forms a canopy above a representation of God the Father who is surrounded by a cloud with the rays of the sun in gilded bronze. From the treasure of the Capuchin friars of Bruges. mid19th c. Belgian. Sterling silver and vermeil. Image © Ian Panné and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=738039

Ostensoir in gilded bronze and sterling silver. 2021. Image © Michel Finet. Fair use license. via https://www.michel-finet.com/ostensoir/855-ostensoir.html

Ostensoir. 2021. Image © Louis-Guillaume Piéchaud. Fair use license. via http://www.piechaud-orfevre.fr/orfevrerie-liturgique/

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

Quiet paintings of trees and water with a few people. Perfect as the afternoon winds down. Belgian. Louis Pulinckx, landscape artist. Born in 1843 and living until 1910, Pulinckx was born in Antwerp and studied art in Paris under the Barbizon painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Exhibited at the 1875 Exposition générale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.

View on the Scheldt
View on the Schledt.” 1875. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/view-on-the-scheldt-32175

“The Peaceful Valley.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Image source; Sotheby’s. Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/louis-pulinckx-the-peaceful-valley-14-c-1b74368b0c#

“Paysage à la rivière
.” 19th c. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/louis-pulinckx/paysage-%C3%A0-la-rivi%C3%A8re-BzNGiH0CzIwo1ecmm3HXeQ2

Landscapes with sheep here and there from just a little while ago. Belgian. Frans Van Severdonck, painter. Living from 1809 to 1889, he mostly painted landscapes inhabited by poultry, cows and sheep.

“Sheep and Lambs in a Landscape.” 1886. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “Fr. Van Sverdonck f. 1886” in the lower corner. Identified and signed “Francois Van Severdonck” in an inscription on the reverse. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3455B/lots/29
“Landscape with sheep.” 1865. Oil on panel. Signed and dated `1865 on the lower left. Image © Simonis & Buunk Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.simonis-buunk.com/art/severdonck-f-van/18292/
Sheep scene. Undated. Oil on board. Faintly signed on the lower right. Image © 2020 Cottone Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.cottoneauctions.com/lots/2489/frans-van-severdonck-1809-1889-sheep-scene