Henry Schafer (1841-c.1900)
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 63.5 x 52.5 cm
Henry 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 living in the Islington area of London. He continued to paint until the turn of the century, many of his works depicting the architecture of Gothic churches and cathedrals.
His works are highly decorative and often include ordinary folk going about their daily business. He died circa 1900.