Rural landscape with sheeps, chicken and ducks by famous Belgian painter Frans van Severdonck (1809 - Brüssels - 1889). The Belgian painter Franz van Severdonck was born in Brussels, where he lived and worked all his life. It is not yet known, where the artist was trained, but his high compositional and technical skills allow the assumption of a professional training. Franz van Severdonck was a master of animals and created numerous compositions with sheep, horses and chickens. His usually small-sized depictions are highly sought after collectable items on the international art market.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", online Wikipedia.
Inscription: signed and dated (1)861 lower left, on the back of the panel is artist’s memory inscription in Dutch.
Technique: oil on wood panel, magnificent original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: w 11 3/8" x h 8 1/2" (29 x 21,5 cm), framed w. 17 3/4" x h 14 3/4" ( 45 x 37,5cm).
Condition: in very good condition.