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Sir George Scharf

Sir George Scharf, by Sir George Scharf, 1872 -NPG 4053(6) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir George Scharf

by Sir George Scharf
Pencil on wove paper, 1872
10 7/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (277 mm x 286 mm) overall
NPG 4053(6)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscr., signed and dated in pencil lower right: ‘GS. 1st October 1872.’;
and annotated within image: ‘green’ (table), ‘red’ (notebook), ‘grey’ (cuff).

This portraitback to top

NPG 4053(6) is a study for the left hand in one of the self-portraits Scharf worked on in September and October 1872; see NPG 3865.

The drawing 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

Hand to left, holding a pencil and notebook.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, late 20th century (no date).

Provenanceback to top

Scharf Bequest, 1895.

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