"b. at Frankfort-On-The-Main, 1828. Belonging to a distin- guished family, this artist enjoyed every advantage of travel and instruction. In 1855 he followed the regiment commanded by Prince Taxis to the Crimea, making many spirited studies. medals Paris, Vienna, and Brussels, and Cross of the Order of Leopold. In 1862 he was made painter to the court of the grand Duke Mecklenbourg-Schwerin. Member of the academies of Antwerp and Rotterdam, and honorary member of the Dutsches Nochst. " Schreyer joins to a grand and bold conception a profoundly poetic sentiment. His manner, as well as his talent has two natures. It recalls both Delacroix and Fromentin. His color is a happy mingling of the dreamy tone of the one and the powerful colors of the other; and one should, above all, admire it for the incontestible originality manifested in the mingling. - Courier Artistique, Paris." [P. 24.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.