August Friedrich Schenck

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August Friedrich Schenck
BornApril 23, 1828 Edit this on Wikidata
Glückstadt Edit this on Wikidata
DiedJanuary 1, 1901 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 72)
Écouen Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPainter Edit this on Wikidata
Stylelandscape painting Edit this on Wikidata
Spouse(s)Ludowika Stapaczinska

August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck (April 23, 1828 – January 1, 1901) was a German painter.[1] He was both French and German by nationality.

Anguish, 1878, held at the National Gallery of Victoria

Schenk was born in Glückstadt. As a pupil of Léon Cogniet he moved to France. He became well known for his landscapes and paintings of animals. Anguish, perhaps his most famous painting, shows a ewe grieving over the dead body of her lamb as they are encircled by black crows. His works were first shown in 1855. In 1885 he became knight of the Legion of Honour. Schenk died in Écouen near Paris.


  1. ^ "August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck". Netherlands Institute for Art History. Retrieved 2017-05-23.

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