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Pair Of French Townscape Oil Paintings By Henry Schafer


£2,250 | $2,996 USD | €2,549 EUR
Item Number: SA403896
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from Canada.


Henry Schafer
German/British, (b. 1841, fl. 1865-1900)
Chartres, France & Metz, Lorraine
Oil on canvas, pair, both signed
Image size: 10 inches x 8 inches
Size including frame: 15 inches x 13 inches
Henry Thomas Schafer was born in Hanover, Germany in 1841. He travelled throughout Europe painting town scenes and buildings of Northern France, Belgium and Germany. He retired to England becoming a British subject and was known to be living in the Islington area of London. He continued to paint until the turn of the century. Many of his works depict the architecture of gothic cathedrals and churches, as in these two fine examples. He also produced interior studies of churches. Schafer's style resembles that of Alfred Montague and follows the school of Samuel Prout. His works are highly decorative and are made even more interesting with the inclusion of ordinary folk going about their daily business.
The paintings are housed in new, English made gilt frames which are in excellent condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 38.1 cm (15.0")
Width = 33.02 cm (13.0")
Depth = 5.08 cm (2.0")

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Benton Fine Art
Regent House
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Moreton In Marsh
GL56 0AX
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