Two paintings, views of street scenes in Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, displaying alternate views of the Basilica of Sacré Cœur. The smaller painting, oil on canvas measures 14 x 10, framed dimensions are 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 3/4. Both are housed in a gold wooden frame with beading and a white linen liner. The larger painting, oil on canvas measures 20 x 16; framed dimensions are 25 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 1 3/4.
Johannes Schiefer is known as a painter of landscapes of places such as Paris, Venice and New York. He studied art in Germany and Paris, and lived in Nice until the start of World War II. He and his family then moved to New York. Schiefer became the curator of the Parrish Museum in Southampton, Long Island, and exhibited in New York. He died in 1979 at his home in Manhattan at the age of 83.