Letter: 1872 Aug. 29, National Portrait Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, [London] W., to David Laing / George Scharf. 1872.
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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn,  Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June . (Unknown). W...
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...