Franz Van Severdonck, Belgian, 1809-1889. This charming 19th Century painting is oil on panel and is 6 7/ by 10 1/4" framed in a handsome 19th C Gold leaf frame. It is signed lower right "Francois Van Severdonck fr. 1881". Verso it is also inscribed indistinctly by the artist in French and it states Je sousigne declare tableau ci contra representant moutons paysage est peint par moi Fr.Van Severdonck and numbered 1759. Severdonck has a long listing in Benezit. He was born in Brussels and painted rural landscapes of farms, animals and stables. His work sells for up to $15,000.