Letter: 1860 July 11, National Portrait Gallery, Westminster, to David Laing / George Scharf. 1860.
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English statesman. From the description of Letter signed : Whitehall, to an unidentified correspondent, 1606 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635158 George Brooke was executed for his share in Raleigh's plot, 1603. Brooke's wife Elizabeth was the sister-in-law of the Earl of Salisbury. From the description of Copy of letter from Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, to Elizabeth Brooke, 1603 [manuscript], ca. 1615. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat reco...
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...