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71) This print is on the Antiques Identify face book site. I thought it was a Schenk. Can you help us. The 'Facebook' link that Dan provided in his message is not operative in 2021. All these years later after his message was posted.
Dan Cope, Oct. 14, 2018
Webmaster's Comment. I am not certain which print Dan was referring to. There are, in late 2021, many 'Facebook' pages that deal with the identification of antique items. But I cannot find one, today, which has an item that references Schenck, alas.

70) I just recently found this print of the Shepard dog with the lamb, on the back is the short story about the print. Here what it states - Found under the title is printed 'By W. HUNT'. I am not sure what company print is made by. Curious?
Francine Beaton, Sep. 09, 2018
Webmaster's Comment. I think that Francine must have a 'Reliance' print as is covered on site here. Without the bottom section of the text. Such limited data I have re 'Reliance' of the U.S.A. is under the image that you will find at that link.

69) I have a small framed print of the sheep my Grandmother had for at least 70 years, & my late aunt found an oil painting of the same scene in an attic in Philadelphia back in the 1930's that is much larger. Did the artist make other oil paintings of this in smaller versions or would mine be a later copy?
Fred Burnisky, Apl. 1, 2018
Webmaster's Comment. Fred must surely be referring to prints of the splendid Scheck work Anguish. I think, Fred, that you will find answers to your questions in a comprehensive page devoted to that work - available here.

68) Wonderful information regarding this painting. I have a l0" x 12" matted print, & also the 24" x 30" framed print. I enjoy them very much, also I am an artist, my medium is oils. Favourite subject is painting dogs, and scenery. This information has been greatly appreciated, & very interesting. Thank you.....Anne
Anne D. Hodson, Mar. 3, 2018
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you, Anne, for your kind words. Written, most probably, with respect to Shepherd's Call or Found - covered on site here.

67) I recently found an early reverse image print of Anquish hidden behind another print that I had purchased. It measures 6 1/4" by 10 1/8". There is a hand written inscription reading Joseph McSwade, Mar. of 1888, Albany, New York. Any information would be appreciated. I will send pictures if you give me a link or an email. Thanks.
William Yazujian, May 15, 2017
Webmaster's Comment. This reply is written so very late after your message was posted, William, that I hesitate to ask you to now provide me with an image. That said, my e-mail address appears at the top of this page & appears, indeed, on every site page. E-mail messages to the webmaster rather than to the guestbook are always most welcome.
Alas, William, I am unable to tell you anything about Joseph McSwade. Certainly his name is not referenced within this entire site.
Anguish is a most impressive & loved work & extensive data about it & the related 'reverse image' prints can be read on this page. Which I think you will find to be quite comprehensive.

66) My father-in-law purchased this framed picture several years ago at an auction. I now found out that the family would like it back & I will be doing just that. What I would like to know is what it is worth. It is 22" by 28", and has GP2346 on it. That's all the information I have for now. I don't want to take to backing off to see if there is any other information. Thanks.
Leanne Havlik, Dec. 22, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. I am replying to this guestbook entry almost 5 years after it was first posted. You are most kind, Leanne. I have never before heard of anyone requesting that the sale of an item sold at a public auction be later nullified & the item returned. Especially several years after the date of sale. Were there perhaps some special circumstances? You are surely referring to Found or Shepherd's Call.
Data about the GP (Goes Printing) print numbers of such a print can be accessed here. To the best of my knowledge your print (#2346) was the largest print that Goes offered for sale & would most certainly be today both rare & valuable. The webmaster does not have the skills or knowledge to offer to be able to tell you how rare & how valuable. Re print values, generally, you may find my earlier response to entry #40 to be helpful, though those words related to a much smaller print.

65) I absolutely love this picture. It is my most favorite ever. I see it in our Cracker Barrel restaurant & always request the table so I can look at it. Does anyone know where I can get a print of this work?
Carol Richey-Yowell, Sep. 13, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. Carol does not tell us which print she is referring to. But, despite her e-mail address (Purringcats), I suspect that the print likely was Shepherd's Call or Found - covered on site here. You might try e-Bay to find a print, Carol, but do not be hasty to buy.

64) I have a black/white old wood framed 9x13 print of Lost that has been in the family over 100 years. It has paper glued on a cardboard backing that is falling apart. I don't want to remove it for fear of damaging the picture. I have enjoyed this picture for many years now. Thank you for the information on your site. It has helped me appreciate even more the treasure that I possess.
D. Priestley, May 24, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. I am happy to read your words - the work IS beautiful. Your decision not to try to remove the print from its frame surely makes good sense, since such an old print would likely be delicate & fragile & could easily be destroyed.  Lost - is covered on site here.

63) Now I'm really confused. I found 2 pics behind one that's been in our family forever. I was going to clean the glass & found them but they have nothing to do with dogs. And it has a signature along with the GP Litho & #. I will be happy to send you a pic.
Sherry, May 04, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. I am replying to this message so very late that it would not be fair to ask you to today, in 2021 over five years later, send me an image of your print. Your print is likely Shepherd's Call or Found - covered on site here.

62) I'm interested in getting more information on the full color portrait of Schenk mentioned in this site. I'm doing research on an artist, Frederick Henwood, (sometimes spelled Henewood). In a Mar. 03, 1905 article in Wilmington, Delaware, I found a reference that said that Henewood was on his way back to Paris to his studio to finish a large portrait of Schenck. I'm wondering if the one you show is it. How can I find where that might be? Who can I contact for further information? Thanks!
Fred, Apl. 30, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. I am sorry, Fred, that I did not read your message when it was first posted over 5 years ago. I am glad to read about Frederick Henwood, an artist whose name is new to me. I now read that the article Fred refers to was published in the 'Wilmington Morning News' on Mar. 03, 1905. The painting of Schenck which is on site, this work I believe Fred means, originated at the website of the Ville d'Écouen many many years ago on a page which no longer exists. But my memory says that no explanatory detail then accompanied the image. Now there is an Art Gallery maintained by the Ville d'Écouen. You might try to make contact with them to see if they have additional data about the painting - data which was not on their page all those years ago.
BUT ... This site, however, states clearly that such painting, a large painting indeed (4 ft. 7.12 in. (140 cm.) wide by 7 ft. 2.61 in. (220 cm.) tall, was indeed painted by Frederick Henwood (Frederick Dimble Henwood, 1864/1948), further i) that he painted it after Schenck had died using the Mulnier photograph as his basis & ii) gave it to Schenck's widow. The matter is further confirmed by this page which tells us that Henwood was one of Schenck's foreign students & offers images, not only of the painting, but also of both Henwood (black & white head image) & of Mulnier (under left column). This all explains the similarities of Mulnier's photograph & the painting of Schenck. The painting was later, I read, given to the Ville d'Écouen by Schenck's widow, along with the work La Rafale (the gust), 'in exchange' for the naming of the street on which they lived, after her husband.
I note that La Rafale is today's name for the work that the Ville d'Écouen used to call L'Echir. It is covered here on site page 12.

61) I have a old wooden framed 8x10 'photo' of the Shepards Call. I'm not sure oartist. I can't see a name on it unless its hidden under the frame on the picture. It has some kind of brown paper on the back of the frame, it also has a white round rubber piece on the bottom left side of the brown paper, the brown paper has never been removed, no rips in it. The wood frame is put together with nails, the hanging piece on the back is a wire twisted together held with little round metal pieces. It is a Beautiful piece!!! It's in Great shape!!! I would love to send a picture to you if that's ok!! I'm just curious of its age and value.
Cindy Storckman, Feb. 01, 2016
Webmaster's Comment. I am replying to this message so very late that I will not burden you, Cindy, by asking you to e-mail me an image of your print 5 years later. The print would seem to date from about the early 1930s. Value? I have no particular skills to offer you re its likely value today. May I suggest that you read my earlier words in response to entry #40, here

60) This picture hung over my grandmother's mantel for decades. It was pretty large & I'm sure just a print since they were not wealthy people. I recently received a greeting card with this picture on it which prompted me to research it on the internet thus finding your site. It was sold in her estate after she died, so who knows where it is now.
Greta Kirby, Oct. 30, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. May I hope that your picture has found a good home, Greta! You do not refer to the print's name but it likely was Found or Shepherd's Call. So many folks like that print that it tends not to be ever thrown into the trash can. Rather kept within the family or as in your case, sold on in an estate sale.

59) I have one go172 signed o back original frame. What's its value?
DiannA, Sep. 06, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. I do not recognise the No. as you have written it, DiannA. Data about the print numbers can be accessed here. On the matter of value, for any Found or Shepherd's Call print, I can offer little help - I am not in the antique or collectibles business & have no valuation skills to be able to offer. All I can suggest is that you follow e-Bay for a period & note the values at which such prints are currently being sold.

58) This painting of Shepherd's Call has been in my family for as long as I can remember & I am 70 years old. In the bottom right corner is the name Walter Taylor. The date under the name is 1934. There are slight differences between other paintings I have seen & this one. Any information would be so helpful. Thanks in advance, Bonnie.
Bonnie Branfoot, Sep. 04, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. It would seem, from your words, Bonnie, that Walter Taylor likely saw a print of the work & so liked it that he painted his own rendition of it. All that I know about the work can be read on this page.

57) I just purchased a framed copy of the print Shepards Call or as you say Found. On the front is GP 1372 and on the back it is kinda hard to see. This is what I can see. L38 the rest is rubbed off then on the same line a G5 /some kind of small sign or insignia. The next line has it's name. Shepard's Call The next line say's Radio Picture Frame Co, Inc. then something I can't make out, 4th street Brooklyn N.Y. It's frame is very old, wooden with carvings and it's 9 1/2 x 12. The frame looks like it was silver and has rubbed away on a lot of the surface. The nails are very rusted. Do you know how old this print is? I just love it.
Donna Simons, Jul. 26, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. I am so glad to hear that you love your print, Donna. You are not alone in that love - many thousands of others feel the very same way. All that I know about the work - Shepherd's Call or Found - can be read here. There are many references to the print dating from the early 1930s but it might well date from a bit earlier.

56) Purchased at an auction of original sketches in 1954, a pencil and watercolor sketch of cattle, a gentleman with cane observing them, while a couple nap under a tree. The original mat, I believe, is lettered by hand A.F. Schenck, a short word I cannot read, and 1901 in the lower right corner, a monogram which looks like JAS. Any information on the signature would be helpful. This appears to be a preliminary sketch for a larger work, and the image that shows in the mat window is 5 1/2" x 10". Any idea of it's worth would also be appreciated as I will sell it. Thank you.
Rosalie Bier, Jul. 17, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. A very late response (in 2021) to your message, Rosalie. It would be helpful to be able to see an image of your sketch. To my e-mail address, as above, by all means. But likely that is no longer possible. Schenck works are surely quite distinctive in their style.

55) I have a painting. 24x20 I bought at a flea market. It is in a wooden frame. Looks old. Lost is printed at the bottom and it looks like Alice Fowlow is signed to the right bottom of picture.
Eleanor Pike, Jul. 12, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. A very late response to your message, Eleanor. Over 6 years late in fact! It sounds as though Alice Fowlow so liked the work that she made her very own rendition of it. As so many others have also over the decades. Lost is covered on site here.

54) I have a print of 'LOST' which was handed down to me through the family. I had it framed, and have enjoyed it for years. It has Schenck printed in the left bottom corner, and also printing beneath the print shows Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art New York on the left and Copyrighted 1924 Pictorial Review printed on the right. I became curious about it & found your website. How many of these prints were there? Are they valuable, other than the image portrayed? Thanks for the info.
Geri Smith, Mar. 02, 2015
Webmaster's Comment. My understanding is that 'Pictorial Review' was, in its time, a major factor in the U.S. publishing scene, indeed the largest of the then 'women's magazines'. My inclination, Geri, is to think that such prints were accordingly widely available & are not particularly valuable. But magazines are so often speedily trashed & the pages within the magazine were fragile. So probably only a small number of them have survived to this day. I am glad to hear that your family has enjoyed your print for many years. Re value can I suggest that you read my earlier words in response to entry #40, here. Such words, written re Found, apply equally well to prints of Lost.

53) I have an old oil painting of my Dad's. My Mom said it from an old girlfriend of my Dad's. So it has to be from late 20's early 30's. It was signed just "Blanche". Does this mean anything to you?
Judy Cathcart, Sep. 15, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. This response is, alas, written 4 years after the message was posted. I apologise for that long lapse. I am not, Judy, an art expert & do not work in or have knowledge of the art world. But an artist who signs his or her work 'Blanche' is not known to me.

52) I have the opportunity to purchase the oil called Lost but need to know value. Can you be of any assistance?
Merry Millner, Jun. 13, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. This response is written some years after the message was posted. Sorry about that! So the writer's decision to purchase or not is by now ancient history. I am really not able to offer any assistance as to value but note that any oil painting of the work is a reproduction of the original which has been in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1887. I personally believe that everyone's interest in value is misplaced. If a painting, albeit a reproduction, or a print, pleases you with its content, composition & colour, by all means buy it, put it on your living room wall & enjoy it. That said, I would not personally pay very much for any reproduction of Lost.

51) I have an old print called 'Lost' and very nice condition. How many prints of this painting and what year were these printed. What about value. Thank You
J. Mikulcik, Jun. 3, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. Alas, I cannot tell you how many Lost prints were published. I suspect however that the number was very large indeed. It would seem that they were published from 1909 with many dating from about 1925. Re value can I suggest that you read my earlier words in response to entry #40, here. Such words, written re Found, apply equally well to prints of Lost.

50) I have a print of "Lost"... I have had this print for at least 30 years. it is somewhat discolored, but in good condition otherwise. Can you provide any information on this. Could this be of value?
Margie, May 6, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. The work Lost is covered in detail on this site page. My understanding, Margie, is that with prints, as with virtually anything else which is collectible, the condition of an item is a most important determinant of value. There will, however, be many folks interested in your print, I am sure, should you choose to offer it for sale. It is difficult for a purchaser to guage to what degree a print has become discoloured unless it can be seen side by side with a perfect print - which rarely is possible. Re value can I suggest that you read my earlier words in response to entry #40, here. Such words, written re Found, apply equally well to prints of Lost.

49) Was curious about artist, so was using search engine, and there you were! How interesting, I found one at my local thrift shop, they wanted $10, but it had been there for a bit, and it really caught my eye, so I offered $5 and brought it home. I love it! Mine is large in a wooden frame with gold trim. I did not take it apart, but bottom left hand corner says G.P.2346 Litho U.S.A. looks very old, that is why I wanted to ck it out, even tho' it said litho. Appreciate the information.
Mary A. Fisher, Apl. 11, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. So glad to hear of your fine purchase of a Found print, Mary. Which print is covered on site here. The number that you reference, i.e. G.P.2346, indicates the biggest print that Giant Photos made available of the work - a large print indeed of 22 x 28 inches in size. Most rare I suspect. You are fortunate indeed to have acquired it at all. And especially fortunate to have done so at such a reasonable price.

48) My original post was in June, 2013. Perhaps I missed it however, I do not see a response within the guest book. My post is #43 however, the response I do see for #43 does not appear to correlate to my post. I am trying to research an original Schenck oil on canvas. I have been unable to locate any information concerning my painting. I would love any help you can provide in terms of identifying the title of my painting. Kind regards
Cherylynn, Feb. 6, 2014
Webmaster's Comment. I must apologise to you, Cherylynn - I have not checked the guestbook for over a year, so there was no reply to your earlier message. There is a reply now. I will try to be more diligent in the future. To give folks a means to contact me directly, I have added my e-mail address at the top of this page.
Realistically, I am unlikely to be able to help with a title to your work. If a master list of all of Schenck's works were available, (it isn't), it might be possible to match a particular work to its title. But even that is unlikely since so many of his works are of similar content - almost all of them are landscapes with sheep! The only thing I can do for you, if you are content to provide images, is to add the work into these pages - another 'Work of Unknown Title'. We can hope that a site visitor might recognise the work & come to your rescue with a title & other data. You can contact me directly here.

47) Bought a print Lost In The Storm at an auction. On the back of the print was the letter (A) and the letters prob vs . At the bottom right corner was a insignia and the name A. Schenck in red. The print was in an old frame with old news paper and a wooden back.
Ed Adams, Oct. 28, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. A most famous painting by Albert Schenck. I have never been fortunate enough to find such a print here in Canada. But I do continue to search. The work is covered on this site page. I wonder what the date was on the old newspaper?

46) I was left this print of Shepherds Call with all the markings on the left front bottom of o with a c inside of it and a Clco I think and on the front right bottom corner it marks are G P 12348 Litho in USA and on the cardboard they used for the framing of the back Shepherds Call and above that the numbers P38306 and across is 3548/1 the address on cardboard is Radio Picture Frame Co. Inc. 104 So. 4th St. Brooklyn N.Y. On the inside of the cardboard backing is what might have been a print that reads Carl Laemmle Presents The Kiss Before The Mirror and part of it is missing where they may have cut it off to fit the frame but I think it may say Y Carroll, K Morgan and last name that I can read is Lucas. It is very old in the original frame and I would love to know what all the numbers mean and who the artist is and how old is the picture its to me in very good shape. Also what can you tell me about the The Kiss Before The Mirror what is that all about and why was it used in the way it is.
Phyllis Bertrand, Jul. 08, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. Thanks for your message, Phyllis. Everything that I know about the numbers recorded on your 'Shepherd's Call' or 'Found' print are set out on this page. Commencing about half way down. A quite complicated scene as you can will see. Alas, I know nothing about 'The Kiss Before the Mirror', however a quick 'Google' search indicates that it was the title of a 1933 movie produced by Universal Pictures Corp. - a thriller in fact. Your partial print may very well be this poster which fits well your description - 'Carl Laemmle presents ...' Or maybe this poster (ex here) which also 'fits'. It sounds like the poster was excess at the time your 'Shepherd's Call' print was framed, maybe the movie run was finished, & a section of it was cut to size & put to use as packing material. There are bushels of WWW sites that relate to the movie - it would seem that you can even view it on line for free.

45) I have an original Schenck oil painting of a shepherdess on the right side of painting, wearing blue, red and gold. She is holding a staff and a shield. There are 6 sheep and a lamb up against the shield. A dog can be seen in the slight distance to the left of the painting with four sheep looking at it. The painting has a wide gold frame and is signed by Schenck in the bottom right hand area of painting. It has been in my family for many years and was only recently unpackaged. Would love to learn about this painting. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you!
Cheryl, Jun. 12, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. How very fortunate you are, Cheryl, to own a Schenck original. It would seem that a great many of his works may never have been titled - or if they were given a title, that title has been lost to time. If you would care to provide some images, I'll gladly show the work on site & invite comments.

44) I found the collie print and think it is good. I have no idea of the worth. It is very old and fragile.
Lynne, Apl. 01, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. Yes indeed. Old paper can become very fragile, often impossible to handle without causing damage. I am really not able you to help re value. May I suggest that you read my earlier words about value in my response to entry #40, here.

43) Hello. I happened across your website looking for information regarding a print I have. I appreciate the wonderful website! My print says 'Shepherds Call'. It has an inscription 'From Grandma Meadows Christmas 1937'. It belonged to my husband's late wife and Grandma Meadows was her great grandmother. It has the number 3316/8. Radio Picture Frame Co., Inc. It has a faded address then says Brooklyn, N.Y. It has an old Silver frame. It's 5x7. If you have any interest in it, please let me know. I'll be posting it on eBay shortly.
Joanie Morgan, probably U.S.A., Feb. 20, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. I have just seen Joanie's message, almost 2 months after it was posted (sorry about that!). I have now, belatedly, replied directly to her. 'Shepherd's Call', is covered on this site page.

42) I own the book of the 1889 Paris Exposition - several hundred photogravures in it including The Orphan with the sheep turned to the right. Any questions contact me.
Mark, Jan. 15, 2013
Webmaster's Comment. Thanks, Mark. You confirm that prints were published with the image reversed - i.e. where the sheep faces to the left in the original painting (The Anguish c.1878), many later prints have it facing to the right. 'Anguish/The Orphan/Agony', is covered on this site page.

41) I am so glad I found your site, it has answered many of my questions ... thank you! I purchased a 12 x 16 framed print of Found, recently at an Antique store. I have not removed it from the frame, as it still has the backing paper intact and wish to preserve the authenticity of it. I do want to know the age of it though. The frame is in poor condition and looks like it was heavily gilted at one time. The frame is constructed with two nails at each corner joint, and the backing paper is very dark from age and tattered. I can see the card board backer is held in place with the old style point driver push points and they have not been tampered with. The framed print looks to be from the 1930's? Any help? Thanks a bunch
Kathy, U.S.A. I presume, Nov. 10, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. Kathy, I think that you are correct with your dating of the print. So far nothing has come to my attention to indicate a date for the print prior to the early 1930s. Kathy is referring, of course, to 'Found', covered on this site page.

40) I have an 12x16 'Found' print, right corner GP 1248, Litho in U.S.A. Left corner circle with c in center/ 1/2Cleo The dog is very deep colored, lamb is not as deep background etc. tree, birds are colored but not deep. A good guess this is approx 50yrs old could be more. Is this worth anything?
jboczek, U.S.A. I presume, Oct. 22, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. Questions such as this, so often asked, are most difficult for the webmaster. I am not an artist, have no association with the art world, & have never, in fact, seen an actual 'Found' print. I am not an appraiser & do not have the skills to properly answer the question. But ... my reply to others over the years has been that bigger prints are more valuable than smaller prints, that earlier prints, which apparently have deeper & more pleasing colours, command a premium. That is a matter most difficult to assess, however, unless you can see old & new prints side by side. There are many modern imitations - mostly of very poor quality & probably not worth the paper they are printed upon. Mass produced to fleece the unsuspecting. 'Found' prints are of no interest whatsoever to an auction house in view of their modest value. What I have suggested, over the years, is that people should follow e-Bay, not for just a week but rather for a few months. Get a feel for what is available - the print comes up for sale continuously. Become an educated consumer to the extent that is practical. Or an educated seller!
This particular print is of a good size. I have seen them typically sold via e-Bay in the range of $17 to $20. But often much more if the depth of colour & print quality is there. Folks have paid $30 and been most happy with their purchase. One sold a year or so back for close to $80.00, due, I believe to some quite inaccurate fancy words in the listing. But do track e-Bay for a while. You will learn more that I can ever tell you.

39) I bought a 12 x 16 'Shepherd's Call' at a yard sale in 1997. A older relative told me this particular print was a free gift with a purchase of Cloverine Salve. Stamped on the back: PS8306 Shepherd's Call - Radio Picture Frame Co. Inc. 104 S...ath St. Brooklyn, NY.
Anyone know anything about the Cloverine connection?
Kat, U.S.A. I presume, Aug. 15, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. This is the first time, Kat, that anybody has referenced 'White Cloverine brand salve' re this print. Such salve was made (1895 thru 1985) by Wilson Chemical Company ('Wilson'), of Tyrone, Pennsylvania - and, thanks to the 'Tyrone Area Historical Society', you can read an extensive history of the company & of the pictures they distributed here & here - or at least you used to be able to see them there but, alas, neither of those links works any longer. It would seem that with every one-ounce tin of the salve that was sold, a 9×11-inch (some larger), four-colour print was given to the customer - all for twenty-five cents. A long list of prints that the company so distributed used to be available at the same site as noted above. But a Facebook page re the subject can be accessed here, with images of a great number of their prints. It would seem that there were 202 of such prints - but this work was not included in the list. It would seem likely, Kat, that your relative's memory is incorrect - since the paintings that were so distributed by Wilson were especially commissioned, could not be purchased elsewhere & were produced by the company in its own print shop. Were 'Shepherd's Call' to have been so distributed, it would seem to have been contrary to those policies. While Wilson is now long gone, the product, made using the original formula, can still today be purchased, now distributed by Medtech Laboratories Inc. of Cody, Wyoming. The incomplete address in your text above, were the label complete, would likely read '104 S. 4th Street'.

38) Referring to the painting 'L'échir' on page 12, I understand that the meaning of 'l’echir' could be a problem, even here in France!
L’échir, which should have been written 'l’écir', but pronounced indeed 'échir', is an old Occitan word, It is the name of the cold wind from the NE which covers with snow the mountains of Auvergne.
This is exactly what the painting represents: a strong blow of cold wind with abundant and penetrating snow (brrr). This word is used (seldomly) locally, mainly for traditional crafts. Google for 'ecir' returns mainly names of typical restaurants or producers of sheep cheese in Auvergne!
Since the word 'échir' is so much appropriate to the work of August Schenck, it had to be clarified.
F. Meunier, France, Jul. 24, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you so much, M. Meunier, for your important words of clarification!

37) Today I bought this framed print at a garage sale for $2, along with a lot of other 1930s items like depression glass and pottery. The family was cleaning out their grandfather's house.
I remember the picture from somewhere as a child and thought perhaps it was from the Lad-a-dog books. Anyway, after reading through your site, the back of my framed print matches this entry on your site:

To add further information (or further confuse!) an e-Bay item in Jul. 2006 offered the print by a vendor who said he had had it since he was a small child and was then pushing 70. His print, which he indicates is 13 x 17 inches (Webmaster: presumably a 12 x 16 actual print) has on its back 'Radio Picture Frame Co., Brooklyn, NY.' & two sets of numbers above the print name & framemaker. They are R41448 and 3503/1. Could those be Reliance numbers?

My print has the same numbers on the back, but the frame is not marked. I'm glad to have found your page and learn more about the lovely picture. Thank you.
Jennifer Clary, U.S.A. I presume, May 12, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. You are most fortunate, Jennifer. I have been searching for a print of the work here in Canada for many years, but have had no luck at all. Jennifer is referring, of course, to 'Found', covered on this site page.

36) Thank you for an valuable website about an interesting painter who appears to have fallen out of fashion. I live in Melbourne and have often viewed 'Anguish' in the permanent collection, but for which there is very little biographical information available. I feel very well informed now!
The link you provide to Zola's comments on Schenck no longer exists. Do you have the book actual reference?
George Kruger, Melbourne, Australia, May 5, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. George is referring to the text that George cleverly found on site here. While 'Anguish', the magnificent Schenk work to which George refers, is covered here - I wish that I had a larger & better quality image of Schenck's 'Anguish' to do it better justice.
I am glad that George has commented about a bad link - there have been few such comments over the years, though there are, I am sure, many bad links. I maintain a great many websites, & checking links is a job which tends to be put off for another day. So advice such as George's is most welcome. Anyway, George, the source of the text is still available today, though the link was wrong & has now been fixed. I trust that you will be able to locate there the information that you seek.

35) Thank you for your research. I remember the picture found as a little girl. It scared me always. Until recently, when I saw the print in an antique store (I will own it someday). Anyways, I bought an old lithograph at a church rummage sale. The old old man said it was a lithograph, what ever that means. I have been having all my art reframed thanks to a great sale at Michaels. I rummaged through a box and found this picture. It always troubled me as well, because I didn't understand it. I just looked it up on your site and it is "Lost". Now I see the shepherd hanging on the cross and that the dogs are helping, just like in "Found". WOW I can't tell you how perspective changing this has been for me. Thank you. Sincerely, Kate
Kate, Apl. 26, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. Kate is referring to 'Lost' covered on this site page. I am so glad, Kate, that the data was helpful to you.
I, too, was unaware of exactly what a 'lithograph' is or was - & it appears not to be an easy process to describe. It has, however, been around for a very long time, having been invented back in 1796. What follows may need correction! The term originates from the word 'lithos', a Greek word meaning stone. The process involves printing from a specially prepared stone or metal plate, drawing or etching the image into the plate's wax or oily surface. A coloured lithograph will require multiple surfaces, one for each colour. The process was successful because it did not require an image to be 'etched' into metal plates or 'carved' into blocks of wood etc. both of which were time-consuming processes. Today, the techniques have advanced, & aluminium plates & polymer coatings are used. Wikipedia has a comprehensive page on the subject, here - but beware! The subject is complex & the page is not particularly easy to understand - or at least it wasn't for the webmaster.

34) I too have 5X7 unnamed pictures from the Radio Picture Frame Co. with catalogue numbers on the back. They are not in expensive frames at all and are snow-capped mountains with a lake/river and one has a cabin and an Indian teepee. Wish I knew more about this.
Chloe Boyd, Apl. 23, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. I well appreciate your difficulty, Chloe. All that I can suggest to to follow e-Bay for a while - maybe with 'Radio Picture Frame' & the GP numbers as search terms, & just maybe you may find out more about the pictures, including their names.

33) Found this great pic of Shepherd Call in grandmothers things. Just would like to know when it was printed and value. It has the green tint, old silver frame GP1372, Radio Picture Frame Co. Grandfather was an early Basque settler and wonder the date connection.
Janie Guhr, Mar. 20, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. I can well imagine that your grandfather, from Basque country, would find the work to have great appeal. The work is covered on site here, & there are specific references to prints of that exact number. The earliest such reference seems to date to 1934, though they were clearly published, in very large quantities, for a great many years - into the 1970s. I have no particular expertise to offer you, Janie, as to its value. I would suggest that you search e-Bay for a while - after a month or so you will have a far better idea as to its value that I can offer. If the frame is really of silver, rather than silver in colour, the frame itself would have value today. But beware! There are modern reproductions which I am told are truly awful and are really not even worth the paper upon which they are printed. But, as I have answered earlier re a similar question, values for such prints in large part relate to a print's condition, to its framing & to the depth & integrity of its colours. A very broad value range might be from $20 to $70 depending upon market conditions & the factors indicated.

32) The original of Le Rappel, Souvenir de l'Auvergne is hanging in the Town Hall of Glückstadt, where Schenck was born. His widow donated it to the city after his death probably in 1902. Does anybody know where Lost on The Mountain is to be found? Regards, Tania
Tania Schlie, Germany, Mar. 2, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. I am so glad to receive your message, Tania. Glückstadt is a most appropriate place for a 'Schenck' work to be, most certainly. 'Le Rappel, Souvenir de l'Auvergne' can be seen on this page which I have now modified to record this new information. Let us hope that a site visitor sees your enquiry about 'Lost on the Mountain' which can be seen here. And advises us where the original is today located. The webmaster certainly is not aware of its present location. Beautiful works, both of them.

31) My grandmother had this print on her wall when I was a kid back in the 1950's and 1960's. It is the 8 X 10 with the GP1372 printed in the corner, it has the green tint also. I always wondered what the name of it was and it's history. I have it put up as a memory and not on display in my house now. Thanks for all the research and info you provided.
Carrie F. Moore, Feb. 6, 2012
Webmaster's Comment. Carrie is referring, of course to 'Found', which is featured on this site page. The print clearly is of a special significance in the 'Carrie Moore' household. 

30) Thank You for information. I have print G.P. 1127 Litho in U.S.A. size 26 cm x 21 cm.
Lisa, Finland, Jan. 7, 2012 No e-mail address provided.

29) I have two prints of the famous old print of the collie and lamb titled FOUND. A lithograph size approx 18x15, unframed and the other lithograph is approx 9x12 unframed. The larger one shows the sky background more of a greenish tint and the smaller one more like a grey sky. Neither are signed by the artist but is to believed to be Walter Hunt.
Being a collie historian, I can say the collie depicted on this painting is definitely dated from the late 1800's when the breed was still a farm herding dog. Notice the roundness of skull and shorter muzzle.
My good friend in Massachusetts, a craft expert in cutting wood puzzles, had cut the larger lithograph of "Found" into a beautiful old fashioned wood puzzle and other famous dog prints i.e. Charles Burton Barber, Royal Academy England. No doubt, this painting has been a favorite for at least a century. It is nice to see the renewed interest.
Kathy, Dec. 14, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you for your message, Kathy, most particularly for your words about the work's dating based upon the shape of the collie dog. Those words are interesting, indeed. There is a lot of interest in this work of timeless appeal. To be honest about it, the webmaster has often regretted the inclusion of 'Found' in the site many years ago. Why? I too am convinced that the work is not by Schenck, the subject of the website. And secondly, the lion's share of guest book & e-mail messages over the years have not related to Schenck's beautiful art, but rather relate to this single & 'unrelated' print.

28) My husband inherited an original Schenck oil painting from his parents and it has been in the family for a very long time. We would like to find out as much information about it.....any help would be appreciated. Its beautiful with an extravagant gold frame in superb condition. We think its been wrapped and stored away for at least the last 20 years or so. I would be happy to send pictures to anyone that wants them. Thank you!
Sue, Dec. 11, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you for your message, Sue. It is not often that word comes of a new 'Schenck' work. I would be most happy to receive images, & feature the work on site.

27) Are you sure Catharine Lolliard died at age 14? I don't totally trust Wikipedia - but they show her living to age 49.
MMG, Aug. 24, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you, MMG, for commenting. So far as I can see, at many credible websites & not only at 'Wikipedia', the dates of birth & death of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe are listed as being Mar. 08, 1828 & Apl. 04, 1887. Which would seem to have made her just over 59 years of age when she passed on, if my mathematics is correct. I have fixed the page, re 'Lost: Souvenir of Auvergne', accordingly.

26) I have a litho of the Walter Hunt; 'Rescue of a Lost Friend' that I recently purchased from the estate of Don Edwards, in Prineville, Oregon. It is printed GP2346 litho in USA and measures 21 3/4 X 28 inches. It is the one with the 'greener colored background.' I absolutely love it and I am going to gift it to my aunt who was injured in the same manner as Don Edwards was prior to his death in October of 2010. I cherish this print and hope we can restore it, or have it restored, as it has warped from the bad treatment it received prior to our ownership. But I won't be throwing it out!!! Any restoration ideas out there? please send e-mail. Thanks.
C. Oatman, Aug. 14, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. I am so glad to see how pleased you are with your print, which is of good size indeed. Strangely, though I have searched for a print in Ontario, Canada, for many years, I have never found one & have never therefore seen an actual print. The work is covered on site here. The webmaster is not an artist & has no knowledge of how you go about restoring such a print. There are however, I am sure, restorers in your state that will do a fine job for you. Hopefully a site visitor might be in touch with you with a recommendation.

25) Need a little help with a recent garage sale purchase. It's a litho of "Shepherd's Call" with the following details: lower left corner C GL Co; lower right corner GP 1248 Litho in USA; size 12' x 16"; across the bottom is printed "The son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10". Any idea how old it is and whether it is rare? Appreciate you assistance!
Sharon Lukachek, Jul. 1, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. The print is certainly not rare, Sharon, mainly because it has a timeless appeal & so many people simply love it. As a result, I am sure, prints are often never thrown out or sold but rather are passed on within a family. You were fortunate to find it at a garage sale. The work is covered on site here. The prints were distributed in large quantities & in many sizes by 'Giant Photos', to school children, for many decades up until the 1960s.

24) Thank you so much for putting together this website! My grandparents had a very old framed painting on their wall and I believe my great grandparents had it on their wall prior to that. I never knew what it was till I started doing an internet search that led me to your site. It is the "Lost" image and I believe that it was cut from a calendar. Anyway, I absolutely love the painting and Schenk's style and I am very pleased to have more information on the painting and the artist. Thank you!
Adam, Apl. 14, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. So glad to hear that the site has been of service to you, Adam. The work is of a lasting visual appeal. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, though, as this page is updated in Nov. 2011, I read that the painting is not on public display.

23) I have the original painting of 'Found' - I inherited it from my grandmother who was given to it from her father. She, my grandmother, told me that its twin - 'Lost' - hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I had the painting cleaned and re varnished a few years ago. I have never had it appraised but long to know its value. I was a bit surprised by a website which valued 'Lost' at just a few thousand dollars. Surely the originals must be worth more than that? It is such a beautiful painting.
Caitlin M., Apl. 10, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. 'Lost' indeed was & is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, though it is not, I read, now on public display. 'Found' is quite another matter - a work of debate as to which artist actually painted it. Nobody seems to definitively know the answer to that question, it would appear. Does you work bear a signature and a date, I wonder? If you do have the original painting, I too am astonished at such a low value estimate.  I should tell you, however, Caitlin, that the work has been of such a great appeal over the years that many artists created their own version of the painting, likely copied from a readily available published print of the work. There is nothing wrong with that, of course. But I wonder whether the website that you reference was talking of such a copy.

22) I have a picture of 2 monks eating spaghetti out of a copper pot. I can't read the artist's name very well... any info anyone has on this would be greatly appreciated... thank you
Holli, Mar. 20, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. 'Do you indeed! I presume that this message is the result of my reply to an earlier guest book entry that you can read lower on this page, here. I can now show you the work that I saw as a child, a small version of it at least, in an image from a source today unknown. In the middle of the top row in the image you can see here.
An e-mail message received by the webmaster in late Jan. 2013 asked about a picture (not provided) of 2 monks eating from a copper pot. As a result of which we have progress! I was able to find a page (now gone) by Jane Alexiadis of Michaan's Auctions, of Alameda, California. With an image of the print that the webmaster well remembers. Which, it would seem, is by the Italian artist Alessandro Sani (1870-1950). The work may have been called 'The Tasting' or maybe 'Macaroni'. My memory seems to recall the name of 'Macaroni'. In case that page vanishes, the image of the work is here.

21) My mom had the 'Found' picture hanging in our house during my childhood. It was about 8x10. I don't know where she originally got it from, but it was always one of my favorite pictures. If I squinted just right, I could "see" the shepherds off in the distance coming to rescue the lamb. If anyone is currently reproducing this litho / print, I have not been able to locate a source. But, I would dearly love to have a print of the picture.
Carey, Mar. 5, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. I am not aware of anybody reproducing the print in quality today. However the print is offered fairly frequently on e-Bay. Though you need to beware of the modern cheap imitations which are available & are, I am told, of incredibly poor quality. I would suggest that you watch e-Bay for a while & learn about current values. To avoid the disappointment that you otherwise might experience.

20) I found an old Litho of "Found" It is one of the 28" X 22", it has G.P 2346 Litho in USA L, CO. Does anyone know if its worth anything and if so how much? I appreciate any input.
tscrisp720, Feb. 4, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. I have always hesitated to suggest values for such prints since values in large part relate to a print's condition, its framing & the depth & integrity of its colours. You should not also that thousands of copies of the prints were distributed to schoolchildren over many decades. And, since the print still has great appeal, those prints just seem never to be thrown out. Your print is, however, of an excellent size - fewer of the larger sized prints were sold because they cost rather more at the time. A very broad value range might be from $20 to $70 depending upon market conditions & the factors already indicated.

19) I have a print of LOST #5 10 by 14 signed. whats it worth?
Ron Hinchliffe, Feb. 3, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. As I write this reply, a 14 x 10 1/2 inch print is available on e-Bay. It looks like the one published in 'Pictorial Review' in Mar. 1924, illustrated on this page. Published with a reference to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Offered at U.S. $7.50. No bids yet and a couple of days to go. I would suggest, Ron, that you watch e-Bay for a while to get a feel for current values.

18) Was directed to your website while searching for information on framed print of Lone Wolf with the Radio Picture Frame Co Brooklyn NY on the back with some other numbers. Just trying to gather info on this print that I buy anywhere I find it. Can you help direct me?
Rita, Jan. 11, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. Rita, I have no knowledge to offer you about this print, which my own site indicates was a most popular print indeed. In the 1920s, I think. Suggest that you following e-Bay for a while. As I update this page a number of copies are available there.

17) I am more interested in the G.P. #s I have 4 pictures from the Radio Picture frame co 104 So. 4th st brooklyn, 2 had the NRA CODE STAMP from the depression era, I think the #s on back of Pictures may be a catalog # from the picture frame co., as to the GP #s that is what I was hope that you had more info from "Ron" about a catalog & where eh got the one he had, maybe someone in the business he knows might find one. Thanks
Jim J. Chamberlain, Jan. 7, 2011
Webmaster's Comment. Jim, it was many years ago now that Ron Buol kindly provided the data about the G.P. print numbers, available here. Interesting data that has been of interest to a great many site visitors over the years. Maybe one day a 'Giant Photos' catalog will emerge - if it does I will be most happy to include some of its content in these pages. If Ron Buol is still around, & knows of such a catalog, I am sure that he will be further in touch.

16) I have a picture restored in original frame of "Found" except mine has a border around the can tell it is really old and the frame has a wood backing instead of cardboard. I received it from my Grandmother after my Grandfather passed away. I am trying to find out more about it. I have seen the pictures online but none have the border that mine has.
Leslie Boles, Nov. 18, 2010
Webmaster's Comment. Your picture sounds like a real 'old-timer' indeed, Leslie. Hopefully, in the meantime, a site visitor has come to your assistance. I wonder how wide your 'print border' is? There is a brief reference on site to a 'Giant Photos' print having a very narrow, 1/8", border. But your print seems likely to be much much earlier.

15) I do hope I am following the correct path here. I received your response regarding my portrait painting by A. Schenck (Schenk). As I jumped back and forth on your site I came across the data relating to Ville D'Ecouen and I must say that the photo on the postcard bears a strong resemblance to the gentleman in my painting. Question: Is this the photo of Édouard Frère or Mr. Chialiva. I got a little confused on this page. I can't thank you enough, Frances
Frances Felix, Sonoma, California, U.S.A., Oct. 2, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. It is I that should apologise to you, Frances, if my pages have created confusion. The image at the bottom of the Ville D'Ecouen page, i.e. this one, is indeed of Édouard Frère. As is demonstrated by this image ex a long-expired e-Bay item. I must agree that 'Frère' looks rather like the bearded & seated artist in the Chialiva studio, but Chialiva also had a beard, as you can see via two links on the page. I think that at that point in time, in fact, most men had beards, didn't they? I will write to you directly, later on today, after the dog has had his walk!

14) I have a portrait painting of a distinguished gentlemen signed A Schenk and dated 1886. The letter A is conjoined with the initial S in Schenk's surname. I noticed in Davenport's list of artists, under the name Schenck, there are two spellings of August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck - the name Schenk in parenthesis. A. F. A. Schenck is known for his sheep, shepherd, and animal paintings, but there is only one brief mention that he was also a portrait painter. Among his subjects were August Belmont, T. A. Scott, W. P. Wllstach, and John G. Johnson. The subject depicted in my painting appears to be August Belmont Jr. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I can also provide photographs if necessary.
Frances Felix, Sonoma, California, U.S.A., Oct. 2, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you so much, Frances. I am unable to help you any, but you have surely expanded my knowledge about 'Schenck'. Never before have I known of any reference to his painting portraits, such as those that you indicate. I would welcome photographs of the work, & whatever information you have about August Belmont &, I presume, his son of the same name.

13) Would you be interested to align two more works from Schenck to your list (page 05), signed in 1866 and 1867? (Sold / bought in Paris before 1870). I could give you the pictures by e-mail-attachment - and would like your comment.
Dr. Heinrich Hoffschulte, Germany, Aug. 30, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Thank you so much, Dr. Hoffschulte, for your most kind invitation. I would be delighted to add two more works to my list on page 05. And have e-mailed you accordingly.

12) Was pleased to find information on my print "LOST" by A. F. A. Schenck.
Ramona Leonard, Aug. 27, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Am glad, Ramona, that your found information on site that was useful to you. About 'Lost' covered on this page.

11) My 94 year old mother past away in March 2010, I received this print from her. On the back it has the message and that it was painted by W. Hunt. also a note was on it where a lady Sunday school teacher had given it to someone by the name of Emily in her class. I believe it is dated 1944. I'll check tomorrow as it is at my office. It is in good condition and has the # 7125 on it. It says it is a lithograph. What is it worth? Although I don't want to sell it, since it came from my mother.
ANN O, Aug. 1, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Annie, while you do not indicate the title of your print, I presume that you must mean 'Found' or 'Shepherd's Call' which work is listed on this page. I do not, however, recall any references in the past to a print that bears the number 7125. With that number, it seems not to be a 'Goes Litho', etc. G.P. numbered print, nor a 'Reliance' print. It would be good if you were to confirm exactly what your print says, since that number may well be significant & the item may be rarer therefore. Value? The answer is likely not very much, probably in the range of $15 to $60, depending on such factors as size, intensity of colour & condition, since the print was i) most popular & ii) was distributed in simply vast numbers. And it seems rarely to ever be thrown away! The print still has great appeal all these years later & is often passed on within a family. What I would suggest that you do is follow e-Bay for a while & see what becomes available. It would probably not be a valuable enough print to interest a major art dealer, I suspect.

10) I have a picture called LOST by A. F. A. Schenck. What's it worth?
Janie Martin, Jul. 16, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Janie, your question is similar to that ancient question - 'how long is a piece of string'. There is no answer of course - it depends. Upon many factors. Re your picture its  size, condition, intensity of the colours, & exactly what it is that you have. The word 'picture' can cover a multitude of possibilities. But .. you cannot have the original because it has been in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1887. So it must be a reproduction, probably a print. There were a lot of prints & they were widely published & distributed. So it will not be rare. Can I suggest that you follow e-Bay for a while, see what comes up that is similar to what you have, note what it sells for & build up over time your own body of knowledge. 'Lost' is covered on site here.

9) FINALLY, someone with knowledge I was looking for. I became somewhat excited reading about, 'Found', or 'Shepherd's Call', but my real excitement came when I saw the sizing. I own one of those hard to find prints, 28 by 22, trust me, they are even harder to research. LOL, Please, if you have more info, I sure would like an update on dates and value. LY
Kathy Campbell, Jun. 27, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Kathy, your words are most kind. But I am not an expert, & make no claim to be one. I am rather a 'pack-rat' who maintains this website & adds to it, from time to time, any new & interesting data that comes to my attention. Value? I am not in the art world or antiques world - though I have been known to prowl garage & estate sales. Can I suggest that you follow e-Bay for a while & see what comes up & what it sells for. 'Value' is more than just money. If the print brings you pleasure, as from your words it surely does, the print to you is 'priceless' & monetary value is secondary. The page which covers the print is here.

8) I am looking for a picture my grandmother hung in her living room probably in the 1950s, maybe even earlier. It was a vertical print. I am thinking she probably bought it at Woolworth's or some similar dime store. It was of a clump of birch trees with a path? leading downward in a curved manner to a meadow, grassy area. I remember it had a lot of greens and yellows in it, so it may have been between summer and fall. I really liked it, but do not know who the artist was, or when it would possibly have been printed. It had the markings of a well crafted painting. Could you offer me any clues as to artist, title, or how I could track it down.
Annie James, Apl. 28, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Annie, if I come across such a print, I will alert you. I have a similar problem, re a print that used to hang in my grandmother's home - a large print of two monks, in brown robes, eating spaghetti out of a gleaming giant copper saucepan. From time to time, I have searched e-Bay to see if I could spot it. But without success. Maybe, one day, we will both find our lost prints again. E-Bay is probably your best place to try to find it. An update in late Jan 2013 - see the bottom text at this guestbook entry.

7) Hi, I hav a 9x12 print of Shepherd's Call. It has C LO ? bottom left and GP 1372 LITHO IN USA bottom right. I've had it for about 20 years and this is the first time I've researched for any info on it. It looks very old but is in good condition, other than some wear on the edges. Is there any way of telling how old this is? I assume they are quite common and therefore not all that valuable. Nice looking print though. Thanks, John
John Merwath, Apl. 4, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. John, you sum up the situation very well. The print was printed in truly vast numbers so it is by no means rare. Dates from the 1930s most likely. Monetary value & the pleasure a print brings to its owner are entirely different things. So to me it is valuable though perhaps not in monetary terms. The page which covers the print is here.

6) I have a print of Found or Shepherds Call that has G.P. 2346 on the front. I haven't removed it from the frame, it has a little bit of damage, but in fair shape. I just don't know much about it. I am glad to find this site. Any information is welcomed. Thank you. Andrea Partain
Andrea Partain, Mar. 28, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Thanks, Andrea, for your message. Clearly a 'Giant Photos' print and a large one indeed - 22 x 28 inches in size - & because of that large size it would be comparatively rare. All as set out about 60% down this page. As I have said to others, the print is still of great appeal & indeed is quite timeless. By all means keep it safe for future generations to enjoy.

5) Hi, I found your site while looking for information about 'Shepherd's Call". I have a print that I bought at a garage sale several years ago. It is very old and not in the best condition, but that was kind of what I liked about it. The print on the back says:- R38306 3970/1 / Shepherd's Call / Radio Picture Frame Co., Inc. / 1540 Covert Street, Brooklyn, NY
What made me start looking was that it recently fell off the wall, and I need to repair the frame. Nothing broken, just coming apart. And the backing which has the information is actually what appears to be an old movie window card. I can't make out which movie yet, but it appears to be staring Frances Drake. Any info or advice you can send my way would be greatly appreciated, and I would be happy to provide pictures. Thanks, Saundra
Saundra, Mar. 13, 2010,
Webmaster's Comment. Glad to receive your message, Saundra. The print would seem to be a 'Reliance' print. Reliance, I learned, was a picture framing company, which purchased prints wholesale in various sizes & framed them. The framed products were sold to the public in stores like F. W. Woolworth, Ben Franklin, Kress, 5 and 10 cent stores etc. They were inexpensive framed pictures for the masses. All as set out near the bottom on this page. Saundra, the work is of as great appeal today as it was when first published. It surely merits being simply framed & retained for future generations of your family.

4) I found a print, sheep in a storm by Albrecht Schenck at a flea market for $2.00 and fell in love with it. Thanks for your informed web site. I am also an animal lover.
Venice Guill Rocchi, Dec. 30, 2009,
Webmaster's Comment. So glad to hear that, Venice. I have never been so fortunate, but I will continue to search. While I am not sure whether your print is shown on site, it most probably is. Identifying a specific Schenck work by its title is very difficult - since most of them show sheep & so many of them depict storms also.

3) I have a New York tribune reprint of Lost: Souvenir of Auvergne in a wooden frame under glass.
Jeff, Boca Raton, Florida, Sep. 20, 2009,
Webmaster's Comment. I do hope that you will continue to enjoy it. The work has great appeal to many people, today, so many years after it was painted.

2) Well, half of my message got cut off? Thanks for your input on The Shepherds call.
Krista, Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.A., Sep. 9, 2009.
Webmaster's Comment. This brand new guestbook permits long messages to be posted. So hopefully any future messages from Krista will not be cut off.

1) I just bought a 12x15 framed print of the shepherds call found etc. at an antique mall. Mine is the less modern/softer looking version. It looks very old and was very excited to find your site and learn more about this painting. I go to this stor ....
Krista, Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.A., Sep. 9, 2009.