ALBERT (OR ALBRECHT) SCHENCK (1828-1901)
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SCHENCK PAINTINGS OF UNKNOWN TITLE
(5 & 6) (YEARS?)
This is Datapage 18 re Auguste (or August) Friedrich (or Frederic) Albrecht (or Albert) Schenck.
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Two Schenck works, both from the State of Ohio.
UNKNOWN SCHENCK PAINTING No. 5
We do not have a lot of information about this work, which is, with its cross in the background, so very reminiscent of Lost.
The work was, I understood, for sale at the Foley Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. But I do not think that the work was ever visible on their site, & now their site seems to be gone. But this may be the right gallery?
The Gallery believed it was a 'study' for the 'Lost' sheep painting by Albert Schenck. The painting apparently hung in the Catholic nunnery in Columbus, Ohio, for more years than anyone could remember. And was sold with the building when it was sold.
The work is undated, & has no signature or title. The metal stretcher corners on the piece, are, I am advised, patent dated Feb. 1884 & would seem to be original. An image of the back of the work is available, should any visitor wish to see it.
The work did need cleaning. Which cleaning may well have been accomplished in the image that you can see above. The painting measures approximately 49" x 31" in size.
All of this data came to the webmaster from Mr. Steve Thompson of the Foley Gallery. Steve, we thank you!
We have two images of the next Schenck work, which is 38" x 29" unframed, purchased in 2005 at an auction in Cincinnati, Ohio. Linda Walsh, who purchased it, tells me it was from the estate sale of a lady from that area & the work used to hang in that lady's bedroom. Cincinnati has, I understand, a fairly good size German population, which may explain how a Schenck work happens to be located there.
Of a shepherdess gazing off into a snow storm, looking for her lost sheep, surrounded by the rest of the flock & a sheep dog. The detail is 'fabulous' but the work is in need of cleaning.
The smaller image (at right) comes from the auction house. Linda has provided the larger image (below) in which you can just see the Schenck signature at bottom left.
There was a 1948 framing label on the back of the picture but that store (which must still exist today), only framed the work & cannot help in any way with the origin of the painting. So at present the work has no title or date.
Linda, thank you so much for sharing your Schenck work through this site.
More when I get more! Maybe YOU could provide new data or could provide a clue as to where new data about the above work (or indeed any other Schenck work) might be found. I would truly welcome your input.
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