Lecture on Sculpture by Richard Westmacott at the Royal Academy, Somerset House, in 1830

George Johann Scharf (1788 - 1860)

Two-tone lithograph

1850
  • About the artist
    George Johann Scharf was born in Mainburg, Bavaria; the son of a tradesman. He studied under H. Kiermayer and at the Royal Academy in Munich, where he learnt lithography and miniature painting. He travelled through France and the Low Countries, escaping the Antwerp siege in 1814, before joining the British army. He served at Waterloo and made drawings at the Bois de Boulogne encampment. He moved to London in 1816 and later married Elizabeth. Their son, George, was an artist and Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Scharf received commissions for scientific illustrations from Sir R. Owen and Darwin, and recorded the building of London Bridge (1824-31) for the City Corporation. He spent two years in Germany from 1845. He died aged 72.
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    People
    Westmacott, Sir Richard
    Subjects
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Lecture on Sculpture by Richard Westmacott at the Royal Academy, Somerset House, in 1830
    Date
    1850
    Medium
    Two-tone lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 23.00 cm, width: 32.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, 2017
    Provenance
    Bequest of Sir Ernest Clark to the Inland Revenue, 1951 (received 1972); transferred to GAC 2017
    GAC number
    10332