François Van Severdonck, (Belgian 1809-1889), "Sheep in Landscape"
François Van Severdonck, (Belgian 1809-1889), "Sheep in Landscape," oil on panel, 7" x 9 1/2"
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many artists devoted their attention to the depiction of animals as an independent subject matter. The detailed paintings of pastoral animals captured their tranquillity, innocence, and connection with the land. Personified as creatures with dignity and intense loyalty to their owners or companions, these works reflected a yearning for rural escape and an idealization of the countryside. Includes works by Viggo Pederson, Godfred Christensen, François Van Severdonck, Henry Bright and Arthur Ludwig Bartels. Showing alongside this exhibition are a rotating selection of museum quality paintings, objets d’art, and antiques from Europe and North America.
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