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/

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 https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/american-art-2/john-r-grabach-sunlight
“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 https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/lone-house-empty-house-9441
“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 http://www.artnet.com/artists/john-r-grabach/waiting-for-the-bus-knXUsZfwvwYdzo9TDyTAtg2

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 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berkheyde-Haarlem.jpg
“The Town Hall of Amsterdam.” 1670s. Oil on panel. Collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Image source: http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-town-hall-of-amsterdam-5420. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gerrit_Berckheyde_-_The_Town_Hall_of_Amsterdam_CAM_CCF_44.jpg
“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 https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/gerrit-adriaensz-berckheyde-haarlem-1638-1698-the-5765876-details.aspx