George Scharf letter, 1878 July 6.

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Scharf, George, Sir, 1820-1895. George Scharf letter, 1878 July 6.

George Scharf letter, 1878 July 6.

Letter from Sir George Scharf to E.P. Shirley concerning proofs of his publication A descriptive and historical catalogue of the collection of pictures at Knowsley Hall, London. Scharf apologizes for the rough condition of the proofs he is sending, explaining that the Duke of Bedford's refusal to give him a copy of his description of his pictures in Eaton Square accounts for their somewhat disorganized state. A photocopy of the title page of Scharf's 1875 edition of A descriptive and historical catalogue of the collection of pictures at Knowsley Hall accompanies the letter.

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Scharf, George, 1820-1895

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The English draftsman, illustrator and art historian George Scharf was the son of the homonymous German-born artist settled in London in 1816. In 1840 and 1843 he travelled as official artist with a government expedition to Asia Minor. In 1857 Scharf became art secretary for the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition, and was appointed secretary to the newly founded National Portrait Gallery, becoming its director in 1882. He researched, published and lectured on British portraiture. Fr...

Shirley, Evelyn Philip, 1812-1882

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Knowsley Hall (England)

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