Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 261 (Sale info: $450.00).
"b. Gluckstadt, 1828. Spent some time in business in England and Portugal before he determined to become an artist. Then became a pupil of Cogniet. First exhibited, in the Salon, 1855. Chevalier of the Orders of Christ of Portugal and Isabella the Catholic. Medal at Philadelphia, 1876. Schenck's pictures are found in most modern collections, and are very popular in England, Portugal, and America. " All the world to-day regards Schenck as one of our first animal painters. He is one of those originals, of a species not yet extinct, who prefer dogs to men, and find more sweetness in sheep than in women. With such fancies one leaves the city for the fields and has only to do with animals. Our artist has taken this part after having profoundly studied his fellow creatures. . . . his animals' heads are portraits particularized with all the care which Cabanel, Dubufe, and Bonnat give to the human mask. - Paris Figaro, June 5, 1878." [P. 55; ellipses appear
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.