ALBERT (OR ALBRECHT) SCHENCK (1828-1901)
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SCHENCK WORKS OF UNKNOWN TITLE #14 & #15
This is Datapage 30 re Auguste (or August) Friedrich (or Frederic) Albrecht (or Albert) Schenck.
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The following work was sold via e-Bay in early Aug. 2007. The work was described as being of 'sheep in a blizzard' and being 27" x 32 1/2" in size (37 1/2" x 42" overall). Signed at lower left. With a modern 'Motyka' frame, hand carved & gilded, done in the period style. It sold for U.S. $7,358 after 15 bids (with just 2 bidders).
Date and title? Both unknown. Schenck's signature is at left, next.
I should indicate that I have not sought the permission of the then e-Bay vendor to the inclusion of this work in these pages. I trust & hope, however, that including it in this non-profit & informational site is acceptable.
I show you firstly the whole of the most impressive and beautiful work.
And next a composite image of two detailed sections of the work.
The following work was kindly brought to my attention by Christian Janes, of Austria. Who breeds the Pyrennean Sheepdogs (Berger des Pyrénées) so frequently depicted in Schenck's paintings. And breeds 'Berger Picard' dogs also, apparently. How interesting. His English 'front door' is here. Thank you so much, Christian!
It is of a 'Schenck' work offered for sale on Nov. 15/17, 2007, by the 'Van Ham' auction house of Schönhauser Str. 10-16, 50968 Köln-Bayenthal, i.e. Köln, (Cologne) Germany. The work was described as being 40 x 60 cm. in size & signed at lower right. And dated '64' which I presume must mean 1864. The estimated sale price was € 1,800. I am not aware of the selling price, or even, in fact, if it was sold at all. I would be surprised if it was not sold, however.
The descriptive words in German were 'Hirte bei seinen Schafen im schottischen Hochland, Signiert und datiert unten rechts: Schenck 64. Öl auf Leinwand. 40 x 60cm. Rahmen.'
As for the work at the top of this page, I have not sought the permission of the auction house for the inclusion of this work in these pages (which work seems not to be in the 'Van Ham' web site archives). I trust & hope, however, that its inclusion in this non-profit & informational site is acceptable.
More when I get more! Maybe YOU could provide new data or could provide a clue as to where new data about the above works (or indeed any other Schenck works) might be found. I would truly welcome your input.
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