Adolf Schreyer, 1828 - 1899, GERMAN
Oil on canvas
82.5 by 68cm., 32½ by 26¾in.
Adolf Schreyer (July 9, 1828
Frankfurt-am-Main – July 29, 1899 Kronberg im Taunus) was a German
painter, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. He studied art, first at the Städel Institute in his native town,
and then at Stuttgart and Munich. He painted many of his favourite subjects in
his travels in the East. He first accompanied Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of
Thurn and Taxis through Hungary, Wallachia, Russia and Turkey; then, in 1854,
he followed the Austrian army across the Wallachian frontier. In 1856 he went
to Egypt and Syria, and in 1861 to Algiers. In 1862 he settled in Paris, but
returned to Germany in 1870; and settled at Cronberg near Frankfurt, where he
Schreyer was, and is still, especially esteemed
as a painter of horses, of peasant life in Wallachia and Moldavia, and of
battle incidents. His work is remarkable for its excellent equine
draughtsmanship, and for the artist's power of observation and forceful
statement; and has found particular favour among French and American
collectors. Of his battle-pictures there are two at the Schwerin Gallery, and
others in the collection of Count Mensdorff-Pouilly and in the Raven Gallery,
Berlin. More on Adolf Schreyer
Charles Landelle, 1821 - 1908, FRENCH
Oil on canvas
55.5 by 38.5cm., 22 by 15in.
Zacharie Charles Landelle, born on 2 June 1821 In
Laval, the October 13 , 1908 In Chennevières-sur-Marne, is a French
painter and portraitist. Born to a modest family. In 1857 he married Alice
Letronne, daughter of the general of the guard Jean-Antoine Letronne who saved
the National Archives in 1848 . Two sons, Georges and Paul, were born of this
union, all of whom died during the lifetime of their father.
He followed his father to
Paris 1827. He only return to his hometown only at the end of his life.
developed a talent and a very solid craft at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris
where he was admitted in 1837 as a pupil of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer .
At the beginning of his career, he painted several portraits to support
himself. Influenced by Italian paintings after traveling in the South of France
and Italy, he made copies of some of the paintings by the great masters of the
Renaissance at the Louvre.
portraits and large religious paintings were instantly successful, and allowed
him to gain the recognition of the high society of the nineteenth century.
Napoleon III admired him very much, bought from him the two canvases of the
Beatitudes ( 1852 ) to offer them to the city of Laval. He received numerous
travels in North Africa and the Middle East in the 1860s , he created works
that were often very successful. His first voyage to Morocco dates from 1866.
In 1866 he painted Femme Fellah, which earned him the nickname of a painter of
the fellahs , a work purchased by the Emperor for his personal collection, but
destroyed in the fire at the Château de Saint-Cloud in 1870. A replica,
executed By Charles Landelle, is preserved in the museum of the Old Castle of
In 1875 , he is in Egypt, and travels the Nile with the
explorer Mariette . He travelled each year to the East, or Algeria and returned
with paintings. At the end of his life, Charles Landelle encouraged the
creation in Laval of a museum of painting which he inaugurated in 1895, at the
height of his glory, alongside the President of the Republic : it is the
current Science Museum. More
on Zacharie Charles Landelle
Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1847 - 1928, AMERICAN
HALT IN THE DESERT
Oil on panel
18.5 by 23.5cm., 7¼ by 9¼in.
Frederick Arthur Bridgman
(November 10, 1847 - 1928) was
an American artist, born in Tuskegee, Alabama. The son of a physician, Bridgman would become one of the United
States' most well-known and well-regarded painters and become known as one of
the world's most talented "Orientalist" painters. He began as a
draughtsman in New York City, for the American Bank Note Company in 1864-1865,
and studied art in the same years at the Brooklyn Art Association and at the
National Academy of Design; but he went to Paris in 1866 and became a pupil of
Jean-Leon Gerome. Paris then became his headquarters. A trip to Egypt in
1873-1874 resulted in pictures of the East that attracted immediate attention,
and his large and important composition, The Funeral Procession of a Mummy on
the Nile, in the Paris Salon (1877), bought by James Gordon Bennett, brought
him the Cross of the Legion of Honor. Other paintings by him were An American
Circus in Normandy, Procession of the Bull Apis (now in the Corcoran Gallery of
Art, Washington, D.C.), and a Rumanian Lady (in the Temple collection,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). More on Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Blas Olleros Y Quintana (Spanish, 1851–1919)
THE PERSIAN BATH
Oil on canvas
123.5 by 92cm., 48¾ by 36¼in
Blas Olleros y Quintana was a Spanish visual artist who was born in 1852. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'In a Persian Bath' (above)sold at Sotheby's London 'European Paintings' in 2012. More on Blas Olleros y Quintana
Emile Cambiaggio, 1857 - 1930, ITALIAN
UNE CHARMEUSE, The charmer
Oil on canvas
141 by 204cm., 55½ by 80in.
Emile Cambiaggio, 1857 - 1930, ITALIAN was a French visual artist who was born in 1857. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Une charmeuse' (above)sold at Christie's London '19th Century European Art' in 2003. More on Emile Cambiaggio
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