Sep 17, 2011

Mysterious & Eerie Schreiber Print

 I purchased this print for our antique store.  It was done in the 1930's and the artist is Schreiber.
The title is "Moon Over Mississippi".
I usually do not purchase without knowing more about something but this one had me curious.

I have not found anything out about the artist yet so if any of you know something please let me know.
I am totally stumped by the symbolism in this piece.
The title is obvious enough but what is this sign?  What does the horse and carriage have to do with anything?  I love the moodiness of it and the shadows are eerie.
What is your opinion?
I have a feeling this may be a hard sell.

9 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I think it is beautiful, love the mystical look of the piece. It makes me think of someone escaping and I think he might have put the old and the new together. A buggy was not modern, but the sign is, maybe the sign is a symbol of the underground railroad? Makes for a good story and a piece that would definitely be a conversation piece.

Debbie

Libby Fife said...

I know, I know!

Kit said...

is it Georges L. Schrieber? It looks like his style - this link has a pic of his signature for comparison:

http://www.arcadja.com/auctions/en/schreiber_george_l_/artist/29038/

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Thanks to all of you! It has opened a door to an artist I knew nothing about. Yes it is Georges Schrieber.
It was originally an oil painting.
This is a print.

Seems the prints have sold from over $1000 to 224.00 on Ebay.

From what I found out he traveled to different states and did a painting of each one. This is Mississippi.

I could not find any take on the symbolism of the speeding carriage along with the road block or sign.
I still am intrigued by that.

I will price it at $200. :)

Rian said...

It's kinda spooky. I like it.

Joyce said...

I love it. The buggy looks Amish to me. Maybe it symbolizes the Amish escaping from modern problems? What is the date of the work?

Anonymous said...

My neighbors had a print of this same painting at the end of their driveway last summer. I've watched Antiques Roadshow many times and I saw possible potential in it. I put it in my car and it's been in my house since. Imagine my joy when I finally found someone else with the exact same print!

Joyce, it's from 1937

Anonymous said...

Actually, I just checked and it appears to be from 1934.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I would love to reply to Anonymous. That is amazing.
Hope you are enjoying it and thanks for the additional information.

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