Landscapes by Belgian artist Leo Piron who lived from 1899 to 1962. Studied art at the Alost Academy. Worked at the Academy of Art in Ghent.


Summer Landscape (Paysage estival). Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://amare-habeo.tumblr.com/post/681203228877209600/leo-piron-belgian-1899-1962-summer-landscape
Landschap te Nukerke. Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). Signed. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2022 catawki.com. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/38544135-leo-piron-1899-1962-landschap-te-nukerke


White farmhouse. Undated, by 1962. Belgian. Oil on canvas. Leo Piron, artist (1899-1962). Signed. © Estate of the artist. Fair use license.via https://atelierbranco.tumblr.com/post/157537941623/piron-leo-1899-1962-belgique-la-ferme

More depictions of animals, these being paintings in oil on panel. Mostly sheep, ducks and chickens but some cattle too. Belgian. Franz van Severdonck, artist (1809-1889).

Sheep and Chickens at Pasture. 1864. Belgian. Oil on panel. Franz van Severdonck, artist (1809-1889). Signed and dated F van Severdonck 1864 on the lower left. Illegibly inscribed on the back. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC,  Fair use license. via https://live.skinnerinc.com/lots/view/4-5CI3F1/franz-van-severdonck-belgian-1809-1889
Cattle, sheep and poultry in a landscape. 1873. Belgian. Oil on panel. Franz van Severdonck, artist (1809-1889). Signed and dated F. Van Severdonck f1873 on the lower right. Inscribed Je soussigné déclare que le tableau ci-contre représentant vaches, taureaux, moutons est peint par moi – Francois Van Severdonck on the back. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19571/lot/27/?category=list
Untitled work with sheep and poultry. Undated, by 1889. Belgian. Oil on panel. Franz van Severdonck, artist (1809-1889). Image © 2022 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/1523781-franz-van-severdonck-1809-1889
Weite Frühlingslandschaft mit Schafen, Undated, by 1889. Belgian. Oil on panel. Franz van Severdonck, artist (1809-1889). Image source; Hampel Auctions. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franz_van_Severdonck_Weite_Fr%C3%BChlingslandschaft_mit_Schafen.jpg

Never enough flower pictures. Six large botanical studies of flowers done in Calcutta (Kolkata), India. ca. 1800-1805, by Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition.

Inscribed Polygamia Monoccia. {Sterculia fomes of Buchanan / Heritiera litoralis of Aiton.}at lower left, and Soondrie at lower center. 1800-1805. Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor heighted with gum arabic on watermarked paper. Done by unnamed local Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/arts-of-the-islamic-world-india-including-fine-rugs-and-carpets/six-large-botanical-studies-of-flowers-india
Inscribed Pentandria Monogynia. / Ipomea tuberculata of Buchanan. at lower left on the recto, the verso inscribed in pencil by Francis Buchanan ‘Number 4 / Pentandria monogyria / Ipomia tuberculata Buch:/ it seems to be the same with no 17.’;1800-1805. Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor heighted with gum arabic on watermarked paper.Company school, by unnamed local Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/arts-of-the-islamic-world-india-including-fine-rugs-and-carpets/six-large-botanical-studies-of-flowers-india




 
Inscribed ‘Indian Camomile at upper center; Goolly dauoody at the lower center, and ‘Syngenesia P.Superflua. / Chrysanthemum indicum of Linnous.’ at lower right. 1800-1805. Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor heighted with gum arabic on watermarked paper. Done by unnamed local Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/arts-of-the-islamic-world-india-including-fine-rugs-and-carpets/six-large-botanical-studies-of-flowers-india


 
Inscribed Monandria Monogynia. / Costus arabicus of Linnaus at lower left and Khaoo at lower center. 1800-1805. Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor heighted with gum arabic on watermarked paper. Done by unnamed local Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/arts-of-the-islamic-world-india-including-fine-rugs-and-carpets/six-large-botanical-studies-of-flowers-india

Inscribed Monadelphia Polyandria. / Buncaposs. Hibiscus vitifolius, of Linnaus at the lower right. 1800-1805. Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor heighted with gum arabic on watermarked paper. Done by unnamed local Indian artists trained in the Mughal tradition. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/arts-of-the-islamic-world-india-including-fine-rugs-and-carpets/six-large-botanical-studies-of-flowers-india

Watercolors of interiors in Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, done by the German artist Ferdinand Rothbart. There was a fashion for having watercolorists do portraits of your drawing room, back then. The Russian tsar had a lot of them, too.

Gotha Winterpalais Balkonzimmer 1848. Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German). In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balkonzimmer.jpg
A so called “Zimmerbild” (chamber painting) of a bedroom in Coburg, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Germany). ca. 1848. German. Scanned from “Biedermeier. Die Erfindung der Einfachheit”, a catalogue of an exhibition.. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zimmerbild_99.jpg
Gotha Winterpalais Frühstückszimmer (Breakfast room in the Winter Palace, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 1848. German. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fr%C3%BChst%C3%BCckszimmer.jpg
Coburg: interior of the Landestheater,” the Queen and her party are seen about to enter the royal box in the recently opened theatre, to attend a performance of Meyerbeer’s “Les Huguenots”. Sace-Coburg and Gotha. ca. 1845. German. © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/920477/coburg-interior-of-the-theatre

Rothbart did many commissions for Queen Victoria. These could be part of that as she commissioned a set of Prince Albert’s childhood home, or they could have been commissioned by her brother in law. The theatre watercolor was for Queen Victoria. The others don’t say.

Imagery from Anton Seder’s “Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe” which came out in around 1886. Published in Vienna.

Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe herausgegeben von Martin Gerlach. Verlag von Gerlach & Schenk in Wien. Page 9. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n8/mode/1up
Die Pflanze: Chrysanthemum Fragaria. Page 25. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n24/mode/1up
Die Pflanze. Page 27. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n26/mode/1up
Die Pflanze: Chrysanthemum. Page 28. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/diepflanzeinkuns01sede/page/n28/mode/1up

Living a sort of exciting life back a bit . . .maybe it looked like that, maybe it didn’t. Crowd scenes painted by Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret who lived from 1782 to 1863. Studied with Jacques-Louis David.

Découverte du Laocoon. Undated, by 1863. French. Oil on canvas. Signed PBergeret on the center right, on the pedestal. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/the-european-art-sale-part-ii-2/decouverte-du-laocoon-the-discovery-of-the-laocoon
Saint Louis à Damiette. ca. 1819. French. Oil painting. Image source: Paris Musées. Collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Nolasque_Bergeret_-Saint_Louis%C3%A0_Damiette_-PDUT1793-_Mus%C3%A9e_des_Beaux-Arts_de_la_ville_de_Paris.jpg
La Morte d’Henri IV. Undated, by 1863. French. Image © 1996 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / René-Gabriel Ojéda. Louvre Museum. Fair use license. via https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010057789

 



More from Percy MacQuoid’s work “History of English Furniture: Age of Satinwood.” Published in Edinburgh by T. and A. Constable, printers to His Majesty (Edward VII). Collections of the Society of the Four Arts.

Amboyna-wood writing cabinet (left); inlaid mahogany pole-screen (right). Both pieces being the property of Alfred Littleton, Esquire. Plate VIII, page 170. Signed Shirley Slocombe artist, 1908. Collections of the Society of the Four Arts. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n170/mode/1up

Figure 124 – Painted wood pedestal; Figure 125 – Carved wood lantern. Both pieces being the property of the Earl of Harewood. Page 173. Collections of the Society of the Four Arts. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n173/mode/1up
Figure 131 – Robert Adam’s design for bed. Page 180. Collections of the Society of the Four Arts. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n180/mode/1up
Satin-wood commode. Property of Alfred Littleton, Esquire. Plate X, page 224. Signed Shirley Slocombe artist, 1908. Collections of the Society of the Four Arts. Scanned by the Internet Archive. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfEnglishFurnitureAgeOfSatinwood/page/n224/mode/1up

Cassolettes to jazz up your New Years Eve buffet table. None of that boring IKEA stuff.

P Pair of urn form enamel cassolettes, painted on a dark blue ground with red and gilt urns trailing flowers and formal borders, with the covers reversing to sconces, hung with chains. ca. 1780. English. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/the-collection-of-mr-and-mrs-peter-a-pfaffenroth-american-furniture-silver-and-decorative-arts/pair-of-english-enamel-cassolettes-circa-1780
A fine pair of antique English neoclassical porcelain and doré bronze mounted two handled Cassolettes. Each having a pair of ram’sPair of Neoclassical porcelain and doré bronze mounted two handled cassolettes. Each cassolette having a pair of ram’s heads terminating and connecting each handle to the body, all resting on a double tier stepped pedestal base. ca. early 1800s. English. Attributed to Mathew Boulton (1728-1809). Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/fine-pair-of-antique-english-porcelain-ormolu-cassolettes-att-matthew-boulton/id-f_3239423/
Pair of tall ormolu mounted malachite cassolettes. Each cassolette having a large malachite bowl, supporting a fluted ormolu cover, topped with a berry finial with the berry finial detailing mirrored vertically below with a berry drop finial mounted to the base of the bowl. The bowls being held in place upon triform supports with bearded, elfin masks leading to cabriole legs that terminate in hoof feet, The center of the support with a scrolling and twisting snake, which features lifelike stippling to create the effect of scales. Both cassolettes are mounted on triform plinths of malachite and are set upon ormolu toupie feet. Late 19th c. Neoclassical. French. Maker not given. Image © 2021 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/pair-french-ormolu-mounted-malachite-cassolettes



Out and about and strolling to somewhere fun on Vienna’s famed Ringstrasse. Various artists.

The Ringstrasse, Vienna. 1904. Croatian. Oil on canvas. Signed, inscribed and dated Vlaho Bukovac WIEN 1904 on the lower left. Image ©2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/european-british-art-2/the-ringstrasse-vienna
Ringstrasse and Staatsoper in Vienna. 19th c. Artist not known. Collections of the Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria. Image image © De Agostini Picture Library/A. Dagli Orti. Fair use license. via https://www.watercolourworld.org/painting/ringstrasse-and-staatsoper-vienna-tww0050a0

The festive inauguration of the Vienna Ringstrasse on May 1st, 1865. ca. 1865. Xylograph. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.habsburger.net/en/chapter/construction-ringstrasse#o-18131

People out and about and hopefully having fun. Illustrative work by French Art Deco illustrator Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964).

Playing croquet. Ah! Mon Beau Château – Gazette du Bon Genre. Pages 170 and 171. 1920. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Gazettedubongen00A/page/170/mode/2up?view=theater
Illustration of 1830s fashions that ran in the Gazette du bon genre Annee 3, no. 5-7. May, 1920. French. Image source archive.org In the public domain due to age. via Vhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1830_-_Gazette_du_Bon_Genre,_May_1920.jpg
“Deux modèles de Jeanne Lanvin”. Illustration from a 1922 issue of La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922. Image source: ebay. In the public domain due to age via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Gazette_du_Bon_Ton_1922_Pierre_Brissaud.jpg