Off to the country with Russian (Ukrainian) landscape painter Ivan Pokhitonov. Living from 1850 to 1923, he spent much of his working life in France and Belgium.

Landscape with haystacks and a flock of sheep. 1884. Russian. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Signed in Latin and dated 84 on the lower right. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-landscape-with-haystacks

Cows in a flooded meadow (the hamlet of Les Houlpays in the background). ca. 1907-1913. Russian. Oil on board. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Signed in Latin on the lower right; further numbered No.177/28.3–17.5 on the reverse. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/russian-pictures/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-cows-in-a-flooded-meadow

Etude d’après Corot. Baigneuses au bord de la Marne. Painted in Paris, France in 1900. Russian. Oil on panel. Ivan Pokhitonov, painter (1850-1923). Inscribed with the number 477 on the back. Image © lotsearch.net. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/ivan-pavlovich-pokhitonov-45899896

Jugendstil desk decor. So much more fun than the office supply store. Peter Tereszczuk, designer. Living from 1875 to 1963, he was born in what is now part of the Ukraine but was then Austria. Known for his bronze Art Nouveau figurines.

Inkstand in the form of a couple in a rowing boat. Late 19th-early 20th c. Austrian. Gilt patinated cast bronze. Maker’s marks: Shaped base bearing signature and “A.R'” foundry stamp. Image © Tooveys, West Sussex. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/429255/peter-tereszczuk-a-late-19thearly-20th-century-austrian-gilt
Bronze sculptural aquarium in patinated bronze with glass sides featuring at one end a finely modeled figure of a bathing maiden with a young boy, standing on a rocky outcrop at the water’s edge. ca. 1920. Austrian. Maker’s marks: Partial signature “ZUK” for Peter Tereszczuk and foundry mark “AR” for Arthur Rubenstein, Vienna. Image © Adrian Alan Fine Art & Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.adrianalan.com/object-detail/835573/0/peter-tereszczuk-an-unusual-art-nouveau  

Pair of bronze table maps with glass lampshades. Jugendstil. Austrian. Maker’s marks: Marked and signed on the base. Image © proantic.com and Antique and Gallery Mignon. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=604620