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Adolph Schreyer

Adolph Schreyer (German, 1828 - 1899) Oil on Cradled Panel. Signed lower right. Housed in a Newcomb Macklin frame. 'Guenthers Art Galleries'. Provenance: Important Private Chicago Collection. Sight Size: 7.75 x 18.75 in. Overall Framed Size: 14.5 x 25.75 in.

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 died.[1]