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Sir George Scharf

Sir George Scharf, by Sir George Scharf, 1887 -NPG 4053(3) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir George Scharf

by Sir George Scharf
Pencil on wove paper, 1887
14 in. x 10 in. (356 mm x 253 mm) overall
NPG 4053(3)

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, dated and inscr. in pencil lower left-hand-corner: ‘GS. 19th June 1887. Sunday - / from 11.A.M. to 1 o’clock P.M.’;
inscr. at right hand: ‘[?]o renowned’;
and illegible word below left hand.

This portraitback to top

This is not such a finished head as NPG 4053(1), which was drawn a few days later. See NPG 4053(2) for Scharf’s account of this exercise in self-portraiture.

NPG 4053(3) is part of the collection NPG 4053(1–19), ‘Drawings by Sir George Scharf, circa 1867–87’. See NPG 4053(1) for acquisition details.

Carol Blackett-Ord

Physical descriptionback to top

Bust and head three-quarters to right, looking to right, with drawing board and pencil.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, late 20th century (no date).

Provenanceback to top

Scharf Bequest, 1895.

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