Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


George Scharf

Title: Sir (1895)
Nationality: English
Date of birth: 1820.12.16
Place of birth: London
Date of death: 1895.04.19
Place of death: London
Category: painter


Sir George Scharf was a painter of archaeological subjects and Director of the National Portrait Gallery.


He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. He was knighted in 1895.


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