August Friedrich Schenck

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August Friedrich Schenck
Born23 April 1828 Edit this on Wikidata
Glückstadt Edit this on Wikidata
Died1 January 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 (23 April 1828 – 1 January 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. His works were first exhibited publicly in 1855. Anguish, perhaps his most famous painting, shows a ewe grieving over the dead body of her lamb as they are encircled by black crows. It was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 1880. 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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