America just a second ago. Streetscapes with a fair number of people painted by American John Grabach (1888-1981).

“Sunlight.” 20th c. American. Oil on canvas. Signed “John R. Grabach” on the lower right. Also signed along the tacking edge and titled on an original label affixed to the stretcher. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via
“The Lone House (The Empty House).” ca. 1929. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Smithsonian American Art Museum. Fair use license. via
“Waiting for the Bus.” 20th c. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via

Streetscapes from the Netherlands that don’t look that way exactly anymore. Gerrit Berckheyde, painter. Living from 1638 to 1698, he was part of the Dutch Golden Age. A member of the Haarlem Guild of Saint Luke. His brother painted, too.

The Great Market in Haarlem.” 1696. Painting. Collections of the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via
“The Town Hall of Amsterdam.” 1670s. Oil on panel. Collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Image source: In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via
“The Grote Markt and Town Hall, Haarlem, seen from the East.” 1691. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Gerrit Berck Heyde. 1691” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via