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

Fantasy architecture with fantasy people, one with Saint Peter. Baroque. Hendrik van Steenwijk II, painter (ca. 1580-1640). Born in Antwerp he died in the Netherlands spending time in London and Frankfurt in the course of his career. Mostly painting architectural interiors he also painted Biblical scenes and still lifes.

“The Liberation of Saint Peter from prison.” 1618. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “H.V.STEENWYCK.1618” on the step on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/hendrick-van-steenwijk-ii-frankfurt-am-4892878-details.aspx

Palace interior. 1611. In the public domain due to age. via https://reproarte.com/en/choice-of-topics/technique/oil-paint-on-canvas-paper-cardboard/palace-interior-detail

“Interior of a Gothic Church.” 1610. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church.jpg

“Interior of a Gothic Church.” ca. 1610s. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church2.jpg

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.

“Highland Monarch.” 1860s-1870s. Belgian. Image © 2018 Haggin Museum. Fair use license. via https://hagginmuseum.org/collections/verboeckhoven-eugene/highland-monarch/

“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/

“Sheep.” 1875. Oil on panel. Image © Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum. Fair use license. via https://www.stjathenaeum.org/eugene-joseph-verboeckhoven-sheep

“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

“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/

Dreamscapes mostly seeming real. Belgian.Paul Delvaux, artist (1897-1994). Studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

"Le Vicinal." 1959.
“Le Vicinal.” 1959. Artwork: © Foundation Paul Delvaux, Sint-Idesbald — SABAM Belgium/DACS 2020. Sold by Christies in 2012. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/features/Steam-trains-in-art-10279-1.aspx?sc_lang=en&cid=EM_EMLcontent04144B06Section_A_Story_2_1&cid=DM374154&bid=205011663#FID-10279

Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza
“The Viaduct.” 1963. Oil on canvas. Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on loan at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Image ©2020 Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.museothyssen.org/en/collection/artists/delvaux-paul/viaduct

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“Small Train Station at Night.” 1959. Oil on canvas. Artwork © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image © 2000–2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/492731

"Le temple." 1949.
“Le temple.” 1949. Oil on panel. Artwork © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://onesurrealistaday.com/post/162609755780/le-temple

Otherworldly landscapes to make you feel very cold. William Degouve de Nuncques, painter. Living from 1867 to 1935 he was born in France but grew up in Belgium where he taught himself to paint.

"Rêve de Voyage." 1899.
“Rêve de Voyage.” 1899. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://laclefdescoeurs.tumblr.com/post/102563906712/r%C3%AAve-de-voyage-1899-william-degouve-de-nuncques

"La Grotte Du Drac, Manacor." No date.
“La Grotte Du Drac, Manacor.” No date. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/william-degouve-de-nuncques-1867-1935-belgian-la-grotte-du-drac-manacor-william-degouve-de-nuncques.html

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“Storm on the North Coast.” No date. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.graphicine.com/william-degouve-de-nuncques/

More adorable animal art, all of these of cats. Very popular in Victorian times, before and since. Belgian. Charles van den Eycken, artist (1859-1923).

"Playtime." 1910. Oil on canvas.
“Playtime.” 1910. Oil on canvas. Signed, inscribed and dated “Ch. VAN Den Eycken Bruxelles. 1910” on the lower right. Image courtesy Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_van_den_Eycken_-_Playtime.jpeg

"Cats at Studio." 1895. Oil on canvas.
“Cats at Studio.” 1895. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. Van den Eycken” and dated on the lower right. Image © 2019 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via

"Zwei Kätzchen." No exact date.
“Zwei Kätzchen.” No exact date. Oil on canvas. Image © HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions Munich. Fair use license. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Charles-van-den-Eycken-1859-Bruessel-1923-zug.html?a=106&s=513&id=536457&g=Gemaelde-19-20-Jhdt

Art Deco bonbonnières, perfect for the candy at your next 1920s theme party or any other occasion that comes to mind. These will jazz up the gloomiest of rainy afternoons.

Bonbonniére. 1930s.
Bonbonniére. 1930s. German. Porcelain with a blue background and silver overlay. overlay on a blue background. Stamped “Rosenthal.” Image © Art Flagey. Fair use license. via https://www.art-flagey.com/gb/porcelain-and-ceramics/118-art-deco-bonbonniere-rosenthalgermany.html

Bonbonnière. ca. 1925.
Bonbonnière. ca. 1925. Swiss/French. Lacquered metal, inlaid with eggshell. Jean Dunand, maker (1877-1942). Incised “Jean Dunand 4143.” Image © Christies and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/jean-dunand-1877-1942-25720707?page=5&orderBy=lot-title&order=ASC

Bonbonnière. ca. 1923.
Bonbonnière, sterling silver with twenty cabochon lapis lazuli stones set into roundels. Removable cover with a central handle in the design of a flower with outward flowing leaves and a central carved lapis lazuli bud. ca. 1923. Made in Paris, France. Silver and lapis lazuli. Puiforcat, maker. Retailed by Grogan Company, Pittsburgh. Stamped “EP” makers mark. Underside of the body is also engraved “GROGAN COMPANY/ PITTSBURGH/ STERLING-PARIS.” Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/collections/art-deco-modern-arch/products/puiforcat-french-first-standard-950-silver-bonbonniere-paris-c-1923-retailed-by-grogan-company-pittsburgh-pa

Bonbonnière. Form 1404.
Bonbonnière. Form 1404. 1940s. Belgian. Porcelain with floral decoration with light blue and gilding. Designed by Charles Catteau in 1934 for Boch La Louvière. Floral design created by Flower decor D5141 created by artistic director Raymond Chevallier, Artistic Director between 1937 and 1954. Marked on the base “67 – F1404 – D5141 – 1046 – 1045.” Black BOCH factory mark. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/16525543-raymond-chevalier-for-boch-la-louviere-art-deco-bonbonni-re-with-floral-decor

Art from a misty world just beyond this one. Belgian, Symbolism school. Emile Fabry, artist. Living from 1865 to 1966 he studied with Jean-François Portaels and worked with Victor Horta.

"Poète et chimère." 1916,
“Poète et chimère.” 1916, Gouache on paper. Private collection. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://barnsburntdownnow.tumblr.com/page/3

"Harmonies." 1912.
“Harmonies.” 1912. Private collection. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/f/fa-fer/fabry-emile/harmonies-1912

"Nok a tengerparton." Undated.
“Nok a tengerparton.” Undated. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via http://www.all-art.org/symbolism/3-belgium02.htm

Cat and kitten art but not from Instagram. Romantic style.Dutch/Belgian. Henriëtte Ronner, painter (1821-1909). Coming from a family of artists, she mostly painted cats.

"The Cat at Play." ca. 1860-78. Oil on panel.
“The Cat at Play.” ca. 1860-78. Oil on panel. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio/subjects/dogs-and-cats/objects#/SK-A-3089,2

Title not given. ca. 1860-78.
Title not given. ca. 1860-78. Oil on canvas. Image © Museum Boijmans. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/3389/painting

"Playtime." 19th c. Watercolor on paper.
“Playtime.” 19th c. Watercolor on paper. In the public domain due to age. via https://pixels.com/featured/playtime-henriette-ronner-knip.html

"Playing Cats." 19th c.
“Playing Cats.” 19th c. In the public domain. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/playing-cats-henriette-ronner-knip.html