Paintings of the First Nations in the Canadian West. A buffalo too but he fits right in. Frederick Arthur Vener, artist (1836-1928).

Ojibwa Camp, Northern Shore of Lake Huron. 1873. Canadian. Oil on canvas. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; National Gallery of Canada. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_A.VernerOjibwa_Camp,_Northern_Shore_of_Lake_Huron(1873).jpg

Indian encampment. 1891. Canadian. Watercolor on cardboard. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image source; Sotheby’s Toronto. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1927. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_Arthur_Verner_-Indian_Encampment(1891).jpg




Sold Buffalo by the River. 1906. Canadian. Watercolor. Frederick Arthur Vener, painter (1836-1928). Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/artist/frederick-arthur-verner/



Indian and Canoe. By 1928. Canadian. Watercolor on paper, Image © Mayberry Fine Art. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://mayberryfineart.com/art/indian-and-canoe-frederick-arthur-verner-3799/

Pretty pigeons from 1906, taken from Emil Schachtzabel’s “Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-rassen.” Schachtzabel was a government worker who also loved pigeons.

Page 20 of Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-rassen. 1906.  Lithograph based on a watercolor template by Anton Schöner. In the public domain due to age. Collections of the American Museum of Natural History Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/106229#page/20/mode/2up

Page 22 of Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-rassen. 1906.  Lithograph based on a watercolor template by Anton Schöner. In the public domain due to age. Collections of the American Museum of Natural History Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/106229#page/20/mode/2up

Page 24 of Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-rassen. 1906.  Lithograph based on a watercolor template by Anton Schöner. In the public domain due to age. Collections of the American Museum of Natural History Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/106229#page/20/mode/2up

Toucans from John Gould’s 1833 work “A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans.” Published in London by C. Hullmandel. Lithographic plates from drawings by Edward Lear and John Gould and Elizabeth Gould which were then hand colored by or under the supervision of Gabriel Bayfield.

Ramphastos culmenatus. Culmenated toucan. Image 2 from A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans. 1833. Edward Lear, maker. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsors. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/monographrampha00goul/page/2/mode/1up

Ramphastos Cuvieri (Wagler) Cuvier’s Toucan. Image 3 from A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans. 1833. Drawn from nature and on stone by John and Elizabeth Gould. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsors. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/monographrampha00goul/page/3/mode/1up

Ramphastos erythrorhynchus (auct). Red billed toucan. Image 4 from A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans. 1833. Drawn by Edward Lear. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsors. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/monographrampha00goul/page/4/mode/1up

Victorian era animal pictures, taken from the 1840s “The Naturalist’s Library” which was edited by Sir William Jardine. Hand-colored engraved plates by W. H. Lizars. Taken from a current Sotheby’s auction.

The Bactrian Camel. Plate 1 from a volume of The Naturalist’s Library. 1840s. Hand-colored engraving. W. H. Lizars, engraver. Sir William Jardine, editor. Image  © 2021 Sotheby’s. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/jardine-sir-william-editor-a-complete-natural

Felis Leo (Lion). Plate 2 from a volume of The Naturalist’s Library. 1840s. Hand-colored engraving. W. H. Lizars, engraver. Sir William Jardine, editor. Image  © 2021 Sotheby’s. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/jardine-sir-william-editor-a-complete-natural
White bodied grackle. From a volume of The Naturalist’s Library. 1840s. Hand-colored engraving. W. H. Lizars, engraver. Sir William Jardine, editor. Image  © 2021 Sotheby’s. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/jardine-sir-william-editor-a-complete-natural

Cows in summer. American. Thomas Bigelow Craig, painter. Living from 1849 to 1924, sometimes he painted sheep, too. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

The Watering Place. 1891. American. Oil on canvas. Thomas Bigelow Craig, painter (1849-1924). Signed and dated THOS. B. CRAIG 1891 on the lower left. Titled, inscribed, and dated Painted by Nature by THOS. B. CRAIG.1891 on the reverse. Image  © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC,  Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://live.skinnerinc.com/lots/view/4-5ZWQ7Z/thomas-bigelow-craig-american-1849-1924


Cattle on a country road. Undated, by 1924. American. Oil on canvas. Thomas Bigelow Craig, painter (1849-1924). Signed Thos. B. Craig on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4559006

Cattle grazing in a river landscape. 1893. American. Oil on canvas. Thomas Bigelow Craig, painter (1849-1924). Signed and dated Thos. B. Craig 1893 on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022, Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-4341488

19th century birds painted by Danish artist Niels Peter Rasmussen. Living from 1847 to 1918, he also painted portraits and flowers.

Pigeon. February 3, 1907. Danish. oil on canvas. Niels Peter Rasmussen, painter (1847-1918). Date and monogram Søndag (Sunday) 3. Febr. 1907 “NPR” on the upper left. Image source bruun-rasmussen.dk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niels_Peter_Rasmussen_-Due-_1907.png



 Gravand liggende i græsset.. July 12, 1906. Danish. Oil on cardboard. Niels Peter Rasmussen, painter (1847-1918). Inscribed with a monogram, location and date NPR” Viborg 12 Juli 1906 on the lower right. Image source bruun-rasmussen.dk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niels_Peter_Rasmussen_-Gravand_liggende_i_gr%C3%A6sset-_1906.png

Skægmejse siddende på en kvist. May 20m 1916. Danish. Oil on cardboard. Niels Peter Rasmussen, painter (1847-1918). Inscribed with a monogram and the date on the bottom left: “NPR” 20 Mai 1916. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niels_Peter_Rasmussen_-_Sk%C3%A6gmejse_siddende_p%C3%A5_en_kvist.png

Tre gråspurve venter på edderkoppen. December, 1902. Oil on canvas. . Niels Peter Rasmussen, painter (1847-1918). Monogram and date bottom right: “NPR” Decb 1902. Image source bruun-rasmussen.dk. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niels_Peter_Rasmussen_-Tre_gr%C3%A5spurve_venter_p%C3%A5_edderkoppen-_1902.png

Lithographs of Victorian cats, taken from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s “A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats” which was printed in London by Taylor and Francis between 1878 and 1883. All of these being part of one lot in a current Sotheby’s sale.

Felis Domestica, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Lynx, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Caracal, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Chaus, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi

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

Cows by American artist William Henry Howe. Living from 1846 to 1929, he won a medal at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 (The White City).


“Lyme Pastures.” 1920. American. Signed and dated on the lower left. Currently located at the Dallas Museum of Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Henry_Howe_-Lyme_Pastures(1920).jpg
 “Monarch of the Farm.” 1891. American. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monarch_of_the_Farm_SAAM-1921.1.3_1.jpg

“Made in the Shade.” 1887. American. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/animal-paintings/william-henry-howe-made-shade/id-a_5104802/

“Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” which was issued in 30 parts between 1845 and 1848. Animals drawn from nature by John James and John Woodhouse Audubon and printed and colored by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. In two volumes. Collections of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.

“American Beaver.” 1844. American. Plate number XLVI (46). Volume 1. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/47/rec/2
“Bos americanus, Gmel. American Bison or Buffalo. 1/7 Natural Size. Male.” 1845. Plate LVI (56). Volume 1. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/57/rec/4
“Ursus americanus, Pallas. American Black Bear. Male and Female.” 1848. Plate
CXLI (141). Volume 2. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/146/rec/5