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

Landscapes of the American West, Utah to be exact. Alfred Edward Lambourne, painter. Living from 1850 to 1926, Lambourne came to America when he was 16.

“Rio Virgen – Southern Utah.” 1877. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “AL. 1877 on the lower right. Titled, signed and dated on the verso. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Jackson Hole Art Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/88553668_rio-virgen-southern-utah-by-alfred-william-lambourne
“Cliff at Promotory Great Salt Lake Utah.” Undated. Collections of the Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake City. Artwork itself in the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via http://www.seasonsofsalt.org/2014/09/14/the-alfred-lambourne-prize-celebrating-great-salt-lake-through-the-arts/
Lake Blanch, Wasatch Mountains, 1886. ca. 1886. Oil on canvas. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via http://orsonprattbrown.org/Romney/lambourne-alfredEd1850-1926.html

Down to the water for a holiday outing with American artist Fairfield Porter. Living from 1907 to 1975, he studied at the Art Students’ League in New York City.

“Islands.” 1968. Oil and canvas. Signed and dated on the upper right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Tibor de Nagy Galler. Fair use license. via https://www.tibordenagy.com/exhibitions/fairfield-porter2
“The Schooner II.” 1965. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Fairfield Porter 1965” on the lower right. Signed and dated and inscribed with title (on the stretcher). © Estate of the artist. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Paintings/fairfield-porter-the-schooner-ii-6134502-details.aspx?lid=1&from=relatedlot&intobjectid=6134502
“The Kitchen Steps.” 1962. Acrylic on canvas. Acrylic on canvas. Signed and dated at the lower right “Fairfield Porter 62.” © Estate of the artist. Image © Hirschl and Adler Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.hirschlandadler.com/modern-inventory/fairfield-porter-1907-19756

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

Very romantic looking landscapes from a little bit back. German. Eduard Agricola, painter (1800-1872).

Sunset in the Bay of Naples.” 1835. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola / 1835” on the bottom left. Sold at Christies in London in 2010. Image source Bruce Rasmussen, Copenhagen. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Sunset_in_the_Bay_of_Naples(1835).jpg
View from the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples.” 1847. Oil on canvas. Image source: Palais Dorotheum, Wien. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola 1847” on the bottom center. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Blick_von_der_Insel_Procida_in_den_Golf_von_Neapel(1847).jpg
View of Castel Gandolfo and Lake Albano,” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed on the bottom right. Image source: Auktionshaus Michael Zeller, London. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_Castel_Gandolfo.jpg

Interesting trees. Probably still out there growing. Landscapes by Swiss artist Hans Emmenegger. Living from 1866 to 1940, he studied at the Académie Julien in Paris, following up at the Münchner Akademie.

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“Solitude.” Undated. Private collection. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Emmenegger-Solitude-Collection-Reproduction-Unframed/dp/B07DSQWMKB

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Untitled work. Part of an exhibition held at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, 5/7–12/10/2104. Image taken from the exhibition catalog. Fair use license. via https://www.snoeck.de/book/244/Hans-Emmenegger

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“Haus in der Toskana,” 1903. Image source: sikart.ch. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emmenegger_Haus_in_der_Toskana_1903.jpg

Paintings of a North America that isn’t coming back. Landscapes by painter Alexander Loemans (1816-1898). Born in the Netherlands, Loemans created most of his paintings in New York, Minnesota, and Canada.

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“Encampment on the Columbia River below Mount Hood.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed ‘A. F. Loemans” on the lower left. Image © Uno Langmann, Vancouver. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/landscape-with-encampment-by-alexander-francois-loemans

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“On the Hudson near West Point.” ca. 1870. Oil on canvas. Image © Calabi Gallery. Fair use license. via https://calabigallery.com/artists/alexander-francois-loemans/

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“Harvesters in a River Landscape.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/l/lom-lov/alexander-francois-loemans/harvesters-in-a-river-landscape

Off to the country to breath a bit of fresh air. Mountainscapes of the Pyranees by artist Alexandre Millin Du Perreux who lived from 1764 to 1843.

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“A View of Cauterets in the Pyrenees.” 1810. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo © Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/a-view-of-cauterets-in-the-pyrenees-188795

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“A valley in the Pyrenees.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Attributed to Attributed to Du Perreux. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/alexandre-louis-robert-millin-du-perreux/a-valley-in-the-pyrenees-5OmuIs5uv5jyfp6857CvJg2

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“View of Bagnères-de-Luchon.” 1803. French. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “DuPerreux 1803” on the lower left. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.407.html/2008/important-old-master-paintings-including-european-works-of-art-n08404

Landscapes of the American West just a little while back. Birger Sandzén, painter. Living from 1871 to 1954, Sandzén was from Sweden but came to the United States and painted here. Also taught art at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.

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“Creek at Moonrise.” ca. 1921. Oil on canvas. Signed “Birger Sandzén” on the bottom right. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. Image source: Online collections of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Creek_at_Moonrise_-_Sven_Birger_Sandz%C3%A9n_-_overall.jpg

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“A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado). 1927. Oil on canvas. © Estate of the artist. Image © Denver Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://denverartmuseum.org/article/mountain-symphony-display-public-first-time-90-years

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“In the Heart of the Rockies – Long Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park”. Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “Birger Sandzén, Lindsborg, Kans[as]” on the back. “© Estate of the artist. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/589/890-birger-sandzen-in-the-heart-of-the-rockies-long-peak-rocky-mountain-national-park

Down to the water with landscape painter Hermann Herzog. Living from 1832 to 1932, he was born in Germany but later came to the United States and painted there. Part of the Düsseldorf school.

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“Evening on Sognefjord, Norway.” ca. 1855-1860. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Titled in pencil on the upper stretcher bar in the back. Image © Swann Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/HERMANN-HERZOG-Evening-on-Sognefjord-Norway?saleno=2542&lotNo=6&refNo=772906

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Painting of Florida. ca. 1890. Signed “H. Herzog.” Image © Edward and Deborah Pollack. Fair use license. via http://www.edwardanddeborahpollack.com/Herzogandflorida.html

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“Raging River.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “H. Herzog” on the bottom right. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead longer than 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hermann_Herzog_-_Raging_River.jpg