ALBERT (OR ALBRECHT) SCHENCK (1828-1901)
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'THE AWAKENING' OR 'LE REVEIL DES MOUTONS'
'LE COUT DE VENT'
'A PRIVATE VIEW' or 'BEDENKLICHE KRITIKER'
This is Datapage 33 re Auguste (or August) Friedrich (or Frederic) Albrecht (or Albert) Schenck.
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This 1865 oil painting, was & I suspect still is, located in the Bordeaux, France, Musée des beaux-arts. "reveil" means "awakening". It would seem to be the painting referred to in 1884 in the text that can be read here.
It would seem that the work is depicted on a postcard published by the Musée des beaux-arts in Bordeaux, France. The card looks to be very old. So I am not sure whether the work is still at the Museum in 2009 or whether the card, or a modern version of the card, is in 2009 available.
The webmaster knows very little about this most interesting work. He believes it, however, to be an oil on canvas of 150 x 252 cm. in size. Which was sold or maybe offered for sale, on Apr. 2, 1998.
At the extreme bottom of page 01, there is some text in German about the artist's works. That text refers to one of Schenck's works in the following words - 'mein Regenschirm (ein komisches Erlebnis aus dem Jahr 1875.' Which text seems to translate into 'my umbrella (a strange experience from the year 1875)'. So far, at least, I have seen no other 'Schenck' work that features an umbrella. Hence my tentative dating of this work as being 1875.
The webmaster initially knew only what was written about this work via e-Bay. The item was e-Bay listed in May & Jun. 2008 & described in German as 'Bedenkliche Kritiker, Nach einem Gemälde von M. Schenck, 31 x 22 cm, Holzstich original aus einer Zeitschrift von 1885, rückseitig bedruckt; bitte beachten'. Which seems to translate into 'Doubtful art critics', after a painting of M. Schenck, 31 x 22 cm, Holzstich original from an 1885 magazine, with printing on the back.'
A charming work, which does seem to relate to that immediately above, if you agree.
In Jan. 2012, however, a print of the work became available via e-Bay. And sold for U.S. $5.95. A work entitled in English, I read, 'A Private View, A Souvenir Of Auvergne', dating from 1882, 11 inches wide. A scan of the print follows (a bigger scan is here).
Though the work is clearly identified above as being 'A Private View', it clearly had another name, which likely was 'Geese'. The image below is of a card available at Delcampe as this page is updated in May 2017. Entitled 'Des Oies ; - Souvenir de l'Auvergne' - The French words 'Des Oies' translate into English as 'Geese'. It is most clearly the very same work. A larger view of the card is here. We thank Delcampe vendor '911estelle' & invite you to visit her extensive store.
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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