Cattle with a person here and there, painted by French artist Adolphe Charles Marais, who lived from 1856 to 1940.

“Cows and Calf in a Field in Late Afternoon Sun.” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ad. Marais” on the lower right. Image © 1999 – 2021 Skinner, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3655B/lots/25
“Market Day.” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ad Marais” on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5101892
“Weidelandschaft.” undated, before 1940. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “A C Marais on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolphe_Charles_Marais_Weidelandschaft.jpg

Victorian paintings of dogs painted by British artist George Armfield (1808-1893). Exhibited nearly one hundred paintings at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists between 1830 and 1875.


“Hunting Dogs.” 19th c. British. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left and lower right “G A.” Image © Uno Langmann Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/hunting-dogs-by-george-armfield?ss_source=sscampaigns&ss_campaign_id=606e392f0ecd3c6d386d3c8c&ss_email_id=6084ac857d3f9e48faa5e60b&ss_campaign_name=Equestrian+Newsletter&ss_campaign_sent_date=2021-04-24T23%3A41%3A09Z
“How was your day?” 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Image © 2019 by J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.jmstringergallery.com/george-armfield
“Terrier Chasing a Rat.” 19th c. British. Oil on canvas. Initialed “G. A.” on the bottom right. Image © 2016 – 2021 The Swan Gallery & SWD. Fair use license. via https://www.swangallery.co.uk/view-item.php?sid=68eaefd323ed2373754d22d379ebf058&itemid=1000794
Standing English Setter holding a pheasant standing around ferns and bramble. ca. 1860. British. Image © Hamshere Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/directory_individual.php?artist=18&search=1&table=artist

Bird art, painted by American artist Jessie Arms Botke. Living from 1883 to 1971, she worked with Albert Herter.

“Ducks.” 1920. American. Painting. Image source: Fifteenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists” Saint Louis: City Art Museum, 1920. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ducks_by_Jessie_Arms_Bottke.jpg
“Pair of Egrets.” Undated. American. Oil and gold leaf on canvas laid down on Masonite. Signed “JESSIE ARMS BOTKE” on the lower right. Private collection. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/two-centuries-american-art/pair-of-swans
“Cockatoos and Avocado.” Undated. American. Oil on canvas laid down on board. Signed “Jessie Arms Botke.” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4972017

Portraits of birds from a little while ago. Scottish. Archibald Thorburn, painter. Living from 1860 to 1935, Thorburn specialized in paintings of wildlife, especially Scottish birds. Son of Robert Thorburn who painted miniatures for Queen Victoria.

“Peacock and Peacock Butterfly.” 1917. Scottish. Signed and dated on the bottom right. Image source: Bonham’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn,_Peacock_and_Peacock_Butterfly,_At_87.5_x_111.5cm._Bonhams..jpg
 
“Luscinia luscinia.” 1913. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source “British birds.” Archibald Thorburn. Volume. I. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luscinia_luscinia._Archibald_Thorburn.png
“Cock and hen pheasant in the undergrowth.” 1927. Scottish. Pencil and watercolor, with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolor. Signed and dated signed and dated “A. Thorburn/1927′: on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn05a.jpg

Silver by Emanuele Caber of Milan. ca. 1820-1850, all with animals incorporated in the design.

Pair of silver candlesticks decorated with monkeys. Circular base with a border decorated with a frieze of water leaves and laurel leaves. Stem topped by a seated monkey wearing an Egyptian style headdress and holding a pineapple on its head with both hands. Loaded bases. Foot rim engraved “MH”. ca. 1820. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-orfevrerie-et-objets-de-vertu/an-italian-pair-of-silver-candlesticks-with
Pair of silver salt boxes made as two cups supported by swans with a round base on zoomorphic feet. 1825-1850. Made in Milan, Italy. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Maker’s marks: Punches: starry world, plow, silversmith’s mark under the sign of the deer. Image © 2000-2018 arsvalue.com. Fair use license. via https://www.arsvalue.com/it/lotti/77985/coppia-di-saliere-in-argento-milano-emanuele-caber-secondo-quarto-del-xix
Silver coffee pot with an ogive body resting on a base with high grooves and the ovoli frame repeated on the neck. Large beak/spout with the final part modeled as a dog’s head. Decorated with a figure of Mercury made in bas relief. Hinged lid with a swan finial. Wooden handle with silver attachments depicting volutes alt. ca. 1840. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuel Caber, silverworker. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-interessante-caffettiera-in-argento-milano-1840-ca-1963369/?

More animal art. Chickens. 19th century chickens but looking about the same. Painted in Germany by Julius Scheuerer (1859-1913).

Poultry and peacock. 1899. Signed “Jul Scheuerer – Munich – 1899” on the bottom right. In the public domain due to age. via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/29/2a/0a292a40f6719f59723bcbc3d68fa078.jpg
In front of the stable. 1897. German. Signed “Jul Scheuerer – Munich – 1897” on the bottom left. Image © Hampel Fine Auctions, Munich. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Julius-Scheuerer-1859-1913.html?a=70&s=24&id=64241&g=Gemaelde-19-20-Jhdt
Truthahn, Hahn, Hühner, Küken und Taube an der Tränke.” ca. 1880-1890. German. Oil on panel. Signed Jul Scheuerer” on the bottom right. Image © Ketterer Kunst Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.kettererkunst.com/details-e.php?obnr=117000493&anummer=446&detail=1

Animals in art, painted by Roelant (Roelandt) Savery who was Flemish born but is considered part of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. Living from 1576 to 1639, he was court painter to Rudolph II in Prague for a time.

“Landscape with swans near a waterfall.” Undated. Oil on panel. Signed “ROELANDT SAVERY FE” on the rock on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/master-paintings-part-ii/landscape-with-swans-near-a-waterfall
Landscape with birds. 1628. Oil on panel. Collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Birds-_WGA20885.jpg
Landscape with wild animals. 1600-1639. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Rockox House, Antwerp. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roelant_Savery_-Landscape_with_Wild_Animals-_WGA20886.jpg

Victorian horses (and a cow). Thomas Walker Bretland, English painter. Living from 1802 to 1874, he started out painting coaches and carriage with his father. Later he switched to horses and other animals.

“Hare Coursing.” ca. 1838. English. Oil on canvas. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4933836
“A black stallion in a landscape.” 1840s. English. Signed, inscribed and indistinctly dated on the lower left: “Bretland / Glasgow / 184[].” Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/royal-and-noble/a-black-stallion-in-a-landscape
“Longhorn Cow.” 1864. English. Oil on canvas. Collections of Shugborough Hall.. Image © Staffordshire Heritage & Arts. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/longhorn-cow-18555

Animals in art by British born artist Eileen Mayo who moved to Australia in 1953. Living from 1906 to 1994, she worked in many artistic mediums. Studied art in London.

“Black Swans.” 1983. British/Australian. Screen print. Signed on the lower right. Collections of the Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū© Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
“Cats in the Trees.’ 1931. British. Linocut. Collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
Travel poster featuring a kangaroo. 1957. British/Australian. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/Eileen-Mayo-(1906-1994)–AUSTRALIA-1957?saleno=2547&lotNo=34&refNo=774095
Travel poster featuring koalas. 1956. Color process lithograph, signed in image on the upper right. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://www.joseflebovicgallery.com/pages/books/CL189-100/eileen-mayo-british-australian-nz/koala-or-native-bear-australia

Bird tureens in porcelain from Meissen. If you stare at them long enough maybe they will start to chirp. German.

Porcelain partridge form tureen and cover mounted on a rococo gilt bronze base, the bird seated on its nest in front of a spray of bulrushes. Early 19th c. German. Porcelain and gilt bronze. Meissen, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/true-connoisseurship-the-collection-of-ezra-cecile-zilkha/a-meissen-porcelain-partridge-form-turren-and

Partridge tureen and cover modeled as a partridge seated on a basket weave nest. Quail box and cover modeled as a quail perched on a grassy mound. The pheasant perched astride a high mound with three speckled chicks at her feet. Mid 18th c. German. Meissen, maker. Maker’s marks: each with blue crossed swords marks for Meissen. The tureen with an indistinct impressed “D”. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-meissen-partridge-tureen-and-cover-a-5722294-details.aspx
Partridge tureen. ca. 1748. German. Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding. Meissen, maker. Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cc0 License 0. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/22409/partridge-tureen