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CHARLES HENRY SCHWANFELDER Also known as CHARLES HENRY SWANFELDER (1774-1837)

1774 to 1837, England

Gun Dogs in a Landscape

Oil on canvas

signed and dated Nov 3, 1795

45.00 x 70.80 cm    17.72 x 27.87 inches


Despite his rather exotic sounding name, Schwanfelder, sometimes spelt ‘Swanfelder,’ was born at the Headrow in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 11th January 1774. His father John James was German and settled in Leeds to pursue his profession of decorating snuff box lids, trays and clock faces. He was also a landscape painter but of limited ability. Charles learnt his father’s trade but was also succ...
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