Franz Van Severdonck(Belgian, 1809-1889)
Van Severdonck was born in Brussels, where he lived and worked all his life. It is not known where the artist was trained, but his high compositional and technical skills allow the assumption of a professional training. 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.