Landscapes of a Mexico that isn’t coming back. José María Velasco, painter. Living from 1840 to 1912, he studied at the Academy of San Carlos. Exhibited at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889.

“Los volcanes, Valle de México,” 1905. Mexican. Oil on board. Signed “Velasco” and dated “México 1905” on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/impressionist-modern-art-day-sale/los-volcanes-valle-de-mexico

“Hacienda de San Antonio Coapa.” Undated. Mexican. Image source: taringa.net. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Antonio_Coapa.jpg
“The Valley of Mexico (Valle de México),” 1877. Mexican. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Museo Nacional de Arte, INBA, Mexico City. Image: Steven Zucker. Cc0 License 2.0. via https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/latin-america-after-independence
“Valley of Mexico seen from the Cerro de Guadalupe”. 1905. Mexican. Collections of the CDMX Government. Image source: Wikimedia Common. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://mymodernmet.com/es/jose-maria-velasco/

Views from an old Ecuador, these all being of the volcano Cotopaxi. Painted by American artist Frederic Edwin Church who lived from 1826 to 1900. Church made two trips to South America, in 1853 and 1857 so these were painted in real time not riffed from a book illustration.

“Cotopaxi.” 1855. American. Oil on canvas. Collections of the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Image © 2021 Terra Foundation for American Art. Fair use license. via https://picturingtheamericas.org/painting/cotopaxi/
“View of Cotopaxi.” 1867. American. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Yale University Art Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://interactive.britishart.yale.edu/critique-of-reason/389/view-of-cotopaxi
“Cotopaxi.” 1853. American. Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cotopaxi_church.jpg

People living in an England that isn’t coming back. Painted by William Shayer Senior. Living from 1787 to 1879, he was a self taught artist. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. All of these from a current Dreweatts catalog.

“Waiting for the Herring Boats.” Undated. British. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/ef7f07ec-b4b2-4a3e-85d7-ad180124abe6
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Track.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d
“A Gypsy Encampment by a Dead Oak Tree.” One of a pair. 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7820/drewea1-10227/lot-details/eb679c8b-b103-46f6-be15-ad180124b73d

Neo-Impressionist landscapes with beautiful colors painted by French artist Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond-Joseph Delacroix). Living from 1856 to 1910, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Écoles Académiques de Dessin et d’Architecture.

“The Pink Cloud.” 1896. French. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2021 Etsy, Inc. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/935621619/henri-edmond-cross-the-pink-cloud-1896?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ps-a-art_and_collectibles-prints-giclee&utm_custom1=k_Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnIfqTJ4jFMtYLmmmldF-5ES1pNrJRfeq_8czErwZfi55qewluIGta4aAlq6EALw_wcB_k&utm_content=go_12565614185_119519594637_507283729856_pla-354814757658_c__935621619_113769537&utm_custom2=12565614185&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnIfqTJ4jFMtYLmmmldF-5ES1pNrJRfeq
“Étude pour La baie de Cavalière.” Undated. French. oil on paper laid down on canvas. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6185917
“Paysage avec le Cap Nègre.” Painted in June to November of 1906. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Henri Edmond Cros” on the lower right. Image ©Duhamel Fine Art 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.duhamelart.com/henri-edmond-cross-paysage-avec-le-cap-n%C3%A8gre/

Places in Denmark that probably look a bit different now. Constantin Hansen, painter. Living from 1804 to 1880, Constantin Hansen was the son of an artist. Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen.

“Kværkeby Church near Ringsted.” 1834. Danish. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “C. H. 1834.” Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC. and  Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/constantin-hansen-kvaerkeby-church-near-ringsted-410-c-94283b9605#
“Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen,” 1958. Danish.  Oil on paper, laid down on canvas. Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/439381
Farmstead with townscape beyond. 1872. Danish. Oil on canvas. Signed with monogram and dated 1872 on the lower right. Image  © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19013/lot/5/

Landscapes with some people, some of these more populated than others. Flemish. Pieter Bout, painter (between 1640 and 1658 – between 1689 and 1719). Bout was also a draughtman and etcher and is known for his landscapes.

A landscape with a barge being towed along a canal. 1683. Flemish. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “P. Bout/1683; on the lower right. Image source Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bout_-_A_Landscape_with_a_Barge_Being_Towed_along_a_Canal.jpg
Ice skating. 1678. Flemish. Oil on panel. Collections of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bout-los_patinadores.jpg
Bauernfest mit reicher firugrenstaffage. Undated. Flemish. Oil on panel. Image © HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions Munich. Fair use license. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Pieter-Bout-1658-1719-zug.html?a=81&s=196&id=81838&q=1439&kid=1439&qa=

Paintings of the Ramapo River which flows in the states of New York and New Jersey in the United States. Jasper Francis Cropsey, painter. Living from 1823 to 1900, he was a member of the Hudson River School. A follower of American landscapist Thomas Cole. Cropsey was also an architect.

“Autumn on the Ramapo River – Erie Railway.”1876. American. oil on canvas. Image ©  2021 Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum. Fair use license, via https://www.stjathenaeum.org/jasper-f-cropsey-
“Autumn Light on the Ramapo.” Undated. American. Image © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Ramapo-Jasper-Francis-Cropsey/dp/B017TOHCL4?th=1
“Autumn On Ramapo River New Jersey.” Undated. American. Image © 2021 BEVERLY A MITCHELL. Fair use license. via https://www.beverlyamitchell.com/autumn-on-ramapo-river-new-jersey-by-jasper-francis-cropsey/

Landscapes with interesting trees. John Shelley, British landscape painter. (1938-2020). Studied art at the Wimbledon Art School and the Slade School.

“Surrey Cottages.” 1981. British. Oil on board. Signed, titled and dated 1981 (verso). © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Dreweatts 1759 Ltd. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7750/drewea1-10210/lot-details/cf2dc2c8-eeb6-4d83-9808-acd00148505d
“Annunciation.” 1968. British. Oil on board. Not inscribed. © Estate of the artist. Image © Tate Galleries, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/shelley-annunciation-t01125
“The White gate.” Undated. British. Oil on board. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 Mandell’s Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.mandellsgallery.co.uk/artists/contemporary-artists/john-shelly/
“A Scene in Surrey.” 1971. British. Oil on board. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2000-2021 askART. Fair use license. via https://www.askart.com/auction_records/John_Shelley/11070235/John_Shelley.aspx

Down to the water with French landscape painter Stanislas Lépine whose favorite subject was the Seine River. I can feel the breeze from here. Living from 1835 to 1892, he participated in the first Impressionist exhibition, held at Nadar’s in 1874.

“Bords de seine la traverselle envasée entre deux îles.” 19th c. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “S. Lépine” on the lower right. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/impressionist-modern-art-new-york/bords-de-seine-la-traverselle-envasee-entre-deux
“The Seine at the Pont de Sèvres.” ca. 1876-1880. French. Signed on the lower left. Image ©Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on loan at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.museothyssen.org/en/collection/artists/lepine-stanislas/seine-pont-sevres
La Seine a Ivry.” 19th c. French. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2000 – 2021 Rehs Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via http://rehs.com/Stanislas_L%C3%A9pine_La_Seine_a_Ivry.html

A Sweden that isn’t coming back. Landscapes by Niels Edvard Krueger who lived from 1858 to 1930. Studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.

“Winter Evening”. Undated. Image © 2021 Cutler Miles Art Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.cutlermiles.com/winter-evening-nils-kreuger/

October Evening at Apelvik.” 1895. Swedish. Signed and dated on the lower right. Image source leicestergalleries.com. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kreuger21.jpg
“Spring in Halland.” Three paintings in a frame sculpted by the artist. 1894. Oil on panel. Inscribed “N. KREUGER 1894”. Collections of the National Museum, Stockholm. in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nils_Kreuger_-Spring_in_Halland._Three_Paintings_in_a_Frame_Sculpted_by_the_Artist-_Google_Art_Project.jpg