Two pages from a collection of nine scrapbooks which were compiled
by the artist Emily Schmäck-Stregen (1817-1886)
60 x 30cm (24 x 16in)
Born in London in 1817, Emily was the daughter of the London merchant Augustus Schmack. Her mother was from the family Wüstefeld, niece of the renowned Austrian traveller Ida Pfeiffer one of the first female explorers.
Miss Emily Schmack was listed in the Exhibition of The Royal Academy catalogue in 1838 and 1843 as living in London at 11 Bury-court, St Mary Axe and 17, Stockwell Common, Clapham-road respectively.
From 1849-55 she spent time as a professional painter in Vienna moving to Gratz in 1856 after her uncle Ludwig Wüstefeld (1799-1863) retired.
Her marriage to Baron Ludwig Stregen von Glauburg was in 1861 and they lived in Freiwaldau. In 1880 they moved to 54 Babenbergerstraße, Mödling,
14 km south of Vienna. Emily died there in 1886.
Source: Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950:
Q I have not succeeded in finding any more information on the life of this artist other than the tantalising glimpses she reveals in her albums. I would especially appreciate any additions to the above however small and also to learn of any ephemera available relating to her.