Christopher Shearer

Winter Moonrise

1895

Oil on canvas

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Christopher Shearer (American, 1846–1926).

This work is sold in a carved giltwood frame.


Landscape artist Christopher Shearer was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1846. As a child, Shearer spent time in the studios of artists F. D. Devlan and J. Heyl, and in 1864, he produced his first painting. He became a student of both Devlan and Raser, and his father helped him by building a studio in the backyard of his farm. At the age of 21, Shearer opened a studio in Reading and was very successful in selling his works. He later traveled to Europe, and studied in Dusseldorf and Munich. In 1878, on a return trip to Germany, he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Dusseldorf School of Art. Shearer exhibited his works at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the art exhibition of the Centennial. He also had many of his works hanging in the Reading Museum. His paintings are part of several collections, including ones in Canada, Australia, Germany and America. Shearer was a teacher as well as being an artist. He also enjoyed collecting butterflies, moths and bugs, and he kept detailed records and drawings of these insects. The artist died in 1926.

Dimensions
Height: 30 inches / 76.2 cm
Width: 50 inches / 127 cm
Frame Height: 43 inches / 109.22 cm
Frame Width: 63 inches / 160.02 cm
Signature

Signed C.H Schearer 1895 (lower left)

Provenance

Private Collection, New York.

Shannon's: Thursday, October 28, 2021 [Lot 00167]

Acquired from the above by the original owner

Condition Report

This work is in excellent original condition.

Art Period
19th Century
Movement/Style
Realism
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