ALBERT (OR ALBRECHT) SCHENCK (1828-1901)
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AN IN PROGRESS INDEX OF HIS WORKS
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As this page is updated, we include two 'Schenck' paintings that are available for purchase.
The two works in question can be seen by visiting site page 41. Do drop by!
& STOP PRESS #2
The webmaster has been advised that one of the 'Schenck' paintings that has been featured on this site for many years is available for purchase.
The work in question, entitled 'Sheep in Snowstorm' can be seen at the top of site page 26.
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A little index of Albert Schenck works. But this page is very much in course of preparation.
Visitors who simply wish to learn what I know about the work entitled 'Found' or 'Shepherd's Call' can go directly to page 08. The work is, in fact, listed at the foot of this page but not as a Schenck work. Because I do not think that it is.
Now providing an index of this artist's works is not easy because of the language issue. So I will try to list each name that a visitor might know mainly in the English or French language. While the main Index is mainly in English, if my wording is correct a non English-speaking visitor should be able to find whatever they are seeking, if, that is, anything about it is on site. If YOU could add any data to this list or help in any way, do drop me a line. If we can establish a few more years for the works we could rearrange the list in a time sequence. I have put them in alphabetical sequence as best I can today.
The titles are a problem however. Because a number of them seem likely not to be the true titles of the work but rather descriptive words of the subject matter of the painting. And so many of the artist's works are so very similar in subject. But we must do what we can.
# Title Year Site Image Page Ref. The original? 1 A Bit of Auvergne, or
A Corner of Auvergne
1877 Unknown 2 A drover with sheep in a landscape 39 Unknown 3 After the Storm 1869? 29 Unknown. Agony - see 'Anguish' 4 A Herd of Goats in Distress 29 Unknown 5 A musical interlude during the harvest 34 Unknown 6 Anguish c1878 03 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 7 A Private View 1882 33 A print, an e-Bay item in Jan. 2012 8 A shepherd and his flock amongst heather 27 At auction Mar. 07, 2006, Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London, but did not sell. 9 A shepherd and his flock caught in a driving snowstorm 35 Unknown 10 A shepherd and his flock caught in a wintry squall - note the title does not seem to match the image Gabrius image Unknown. Image used to be at Gabrius Data Bank 11 A shepherd and his flock in a storm 35 Unknown 12 A shepherdess with her flock 37 Unknown A Stubble Field see 'In the Stubble Fields' 13 Au bord de la mer 1864 25 Unknown 14 Au pâturage 1870 Was sold on June 19, 2005 15 Autour de l'auge c1868 22 Available at Lirolay via Abe Books. A print, I think. 16 Bedenkliche Kritiker (in English perhaps 'Doubtful art critics') 1882? 33 A print, an e-Bay item in May 2008 17 Berger et moutons dans la neige 14 Was offered for sale at a 'Tajan' sale in Paris in April 1999 18 Cattle Unknown 19 Chacun pour soi Unknown. An old link to a University of Chicago page, no longer works 20 Chèvres sur les sommets enneigés 13 Unknown - Sold at auction in 1999 21 Coastal Flock 1865 13 Was for Sale by Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 East Sixth St., Cincinnati, Ohio 22 Cows in a mountain landscape 34 Unknown 23 Daims Dans La Neige 1866 Text Musée des beaux-arts, Lille, France 24 Dans les vallons 1866 Text Unknown 25 Donkey surprised by a Wolf 43 The work is in the collection of Museums Sheffield. Here 26 Effet de neige Was at one time in an art gallery in Lille, France. Still? 27 Fleurs de bruyère 1876? Unknown 28 Flocons de neige 1876? Unknown 29 Gathered in Snowstorm 30 Geese 1881 Unknown 31 Geese at a Haystack 42 Sold in Sep. 2016 for U.S. $1,500. Here 32 Head of a horse 31 Unknown 33 In the Dale 34 In the Stubble Fields, or
In the Stubble-Fields
1875 07 Unknown 35 La Meule du Voisin 1878 21 A private collector in Korea 36 L' Échir 1880 12 Ville de Écouen, north of Paris, France 37 Le Coup de vent 1875? 33 Unknown 38 Le Rapel (Souvenir de l'Auvergne) 1884? 10 Glückstadt, Holstein, Germany - in the Town Hall Le Reveil des Moutons - see 'The Awakening' 39 Le troupeau de moutons 17 Unknown 40 Le troupeau de moutons surpris par la tempete de neige 14 Was offered for sale at a 'Tajan' sale in Paris in April 1999 41 Les Moutons 1864 36 Unknown 42 Lost, or
Lost in the Storm, or
Lost: Souvenir of Auvergne
1873 06 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. 43 Lost on the Mountain 10 Unknown 44 Moutons attaqués par des aigles Was at one time in an art gallery in Perigueux, France. Still? 45 Moutons En Écosse Sold on Dec. 04, 2004 by Osenat Jean-Pierre of Fontainebleau, France 46 Moutons en pâturage en Bretagne. Was at one time in an art gallery in Bremen, Germany. Perdus - see 'Lost' 47 Pigeons et Laboureurs 42 A print that was offered by e-Bay vendor 'prints-4-all', in Jul. 2015. 48 Playing in the Snow 19 Sold at auction in 1999 by Sotheby's, London Repose on the Sea-shore or Repose on the Seashore - See 'Au bord de la mer' 49 Return to the Park 1877 Unknown 50 Sheep and Shepherd in Winterstorm 09 Original sold via e-Bay on Jul. 31, 2003 51 Schaefer mit seiner herde und hund in winterlandschaft Gabrius image Unknown. Image used to be at Gabrius Data Bank Schafe im Schneesturm - see 'Sheep in a Blizzard (1)' 52 Sheep Unknown 53 Sheep and lambs on a hillside 38 Sold? At a 'Tennants' auction in 2007 54 Sheep in a Blizzard (1) c1850 15 Unknown 55 Sheep in a Blizzard (2) 35 Unknown 56 Sheep in a snowstorm 35 Unknown 57 Sheep in a Storm 58 Sheep in from the cold 1868 34 Unknown 59 Sheep in Snow-drift : Mountains of Auvergne, France. Unknown 60 Sheep in Snowstorm 1876? 26 A private owner in the U.S. 61 Sheep in the Pyrenees Text 62 Sheep on a Snowy Mountain 15 Sold at auction in 2003? 63 Shepherdess seated on rocks 38 Sold? At a 'Tennants' auction in 2007 Snowstorm in the Auvergne Mountains - see 'L'Echir' 64 Snow-Storm in the Pyrenees Unknown 65 Sunrise in a Snowstorm Unknown 66 Sur les montagnes 1866 Text Unknown 67 The Awakening 1865 33 Musée des beaux-arts, Bordeaux, France 68 The Barn 40 Unknown 69 The Blizzard 35 Unknown 70 The Coming Storm 21 Unknown 71 The Flock Text Would be good to even see it! 72 The Last Hour Text Would be good to see this work also! The Neighbouring Mill - See 'La Meule du Voisin' - if I am correct! The Neighbour's Haystack (webmaster's translation) See 'La Meule du Voisin' 73 The Orphan 1889? 03 Unknown The Return to the Park - see 'Return to the Park' 74 The Shepherd with his Flock 26 Sold Sep. 27, 2006 at Doyle New York auction Un champ de chaume - see 'In the Stubble Fields' above 75 Une réunion d'amis Link Unknown 76 Work of Unknown Title (1) 11 A private owner in the U.S. 77 Work of Unknown Title (2) 11 I thought sold at auction in Germany in Jun. 2005. But maybe not. Nor sold at an auction in Milan in 2006? 78 Work of Unknown Title (3) 11 Sold at a 'Lempertz' auction in Cologne, Germany on Sep. 25, 2013. 79 Work of Unknown Title (4) 12 Sold at auction in 2002 80 Work of Unknown Title (5) 18 Was available at the Charles Foley Gallery in Columbus, Ohio 81 Work of Unknown Title (6) 18 Sold at auction in 2005 82 Work of Unknown Title (7) 19 Original sold via e-Bay on June 8, 2005 83 Work of Unknown Title (8)
Artist sketch of goats
20 Sold at auction in Boston, March 4, 2005 84 Work of Unknown Title (9) 24 A private owner in San Diego, California, U.S.A. 85 Work of Unknown Title (10) 24 Was sold via e-Bay in October 2006. 86 Work of Unknown Title (11) 1880 27 Was for sale via e-Bay in October 2006. 87 Work of Unknown Title (12) 28 A private owner in the U.S. 88 Work of Unknown Title (13) 28 A private owner in France. 89 Work of Unknown Title (14) 30 Sold via e-Bay in August 2007 - to a private owner in the U.S. 90 Work of Unknown Title (15) 30 Offered for sale in Nov. 2007 by "Van Ham", of Cologne, Germany. 91 Work of Unknown Title (16) 31 Unknown 92 Work of Unknown Title (17) 32 For sale in Feb. 2008 by Three Rivers of Washington, PA. 93 Work of Unknown Title (18) 32 Auctioned at a sale in June 2001, in Germany, most probably. 94 Work of Unknown Title (19) 41 Available for purchase as this page is updated in Jan. 2010. 95 Work of Unknown Title (20) 41 Available for purchase as this page is updated in Jan. 2010. 96 Work of Unknown Title (21)
A portrait of a wolf.
17 Available for purchase via e-Bay as this page is updated in Oct. 2010.
94 Found, or
08 Unknown 95 Other works attributed to Schenck 16 Unknown
It would seem that a work entitled "Sheep in a Snowstorm" was sold at an auction sale in New York, held on March 26/27, 1902. At the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery of James P. Silo. Per a New York Times archive item. The work was part of a collection owned by 'Prinz Brothers'. It sold at the time for $1,350 or maybe for $1,300. But with the title alone, it is impossible for the webmaster to identify today which exact work it, in fact, was. There are so many with a similar title/description.
The webmaster only knows of this work from a New York Times Archive item. It would seem that a sale was conducted in New York, in very early March 1881, of the art collection of S. A. Coale, Jr., of St. Louis. On March 2nd, 1881, on the second day of the sale, a work by A. F. A. Schenck was sold, described with these words:- 'Schenck's magnificent "Sheep on the Pyrenees" representing sheep seeking shelter from a snow storm, received a hearty welcome when put up, and was sold for $1,850.00. A considerable sum of money in 1881, - the 4th highest price attained in the sale. But we have no image of it!
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THE WORDS OF EMILE ZOLA A WWW page, available here, sets out in French the words of Emile Zola, written re the Paris Salon of 1866. Chapter XXI, about 2/3 down the page. What follows is, at left, the text of Emile Zola's words in French, and beside that text, the webmaster's probably poor effort at a translation into English. Done using WWW translation sites. In both cases with the artwork titles placed in bold text by the webmaster. Corrections in the translation would be welcomed.
For reasons I cannot explain, the French text is not now displaying correctly (the accents) on my computer screen. Hopefully it does display correctly on yours.
Il y a quelque temps, nous allions visiter avec quelques amis le château d'Écouen, curieux de voir une des oeuvres les plus renommées de cette architecture renaissance que nous avions admirée sur parole dés notre première jeunesse. Avant l'heure où devait s'ouvrir le château, devenu maison d'éducation pour les jeunes filles de la Légion d'honneur, nous fûmes introduit dans l'atelier d'un artiste qui nous était inconnu autrement que de réputation: M. Schenck. On voyait là des études d'animaux, saisissantes par la naiveté de l'observation et l'énergie du caractère, plus deux tableaux dont l'un représentait une troupe de chevreuils, Sur les montagnes, - c'est le titre, - et l'autre un troupeau de moutons à haute laine, Dans les vallons. L'absence du peintre nous eût permis de critiquer a notre aise; mais nous n'avions que du bien à penser et à dire de ses toiles. Cependant, au sortir de l'atelier, je me disais à moi (50) même: Il est possible que ce qui nous paraît être si vrai n e soit qu'une heureuse vraisemblance. Pour apprécier, dans une peinture d'animaux, la justesse des proportions, les allures, les physionomies, les toisons, les pelages, les menus accidents de lainé emmêlée ou de laine crottée, il serait bon d'avoir la nature sous les yeux. Au moment où cette réflexion nous venait, on poussa devant nous la clôture d'une étable où M. Schenck nourrit quelques-uns de ses modèles. C'était une rude épreuve qu'un tel rapprochement pour l'oeuvre du peintre: il en triompha. Le spectacle de l'étable était la contre-épreuve du tableau.
Some time ago, we were going to visit with some friends the castle of Écouen, curious to see what we have understood since childhood to be one of the most renowned examples of renaissance architecture. Before the chateau opened, we had the opportunity to visit the studio of an artist known to us only by reputation: Mr. Schenck. We saw there two animal studies, and were amazed by the charming simplicity and energy of composition of two oil paintings one of which represented a herd of roe deer, 'On the mountains', - is its title, - and the other a herd of sheep with long wool, entitled 'In the small valleys'. The absence of the painter had enabled us to critique the works at our leisure; but we had only good things to say about them. On leaving the studio I thought to myself that to paint animals in that way, with such accuracy of proportion, and with the detail of the fleeces so perfectly rendered one would need to paint from real nature. When this thought came to us, an animal pushed aside the fence of a cattle shed where Mr. Schenck maintains some of his models. The works were hard tests of the skill of the painter, but he succeeded brilliantly. The setting of the cattle shed was the counterpoint of the painting.