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Drawing - Bosphorus
  • Bosphorus
    Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895
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Bosphorus

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (drawn)

  • Date:

    1844 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 34

Physical description

Drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (drawn)

Date

1844 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Scharf, George Sir KCB FSA, born 1820 - died 1895 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title, dated 21 May 1844 and numbered No 35

Dimensions

Height: 17.4 cm, Width: 18.3 cm

Historical context note

SD.920-SD.930 are probably from a sketchbook. Although acquired at the same time as SD.915-SD.919, SD.920-SD.930 are on different paper and are possibly in a different hand. The NPG sketchbooks include sketches of Sicily and Basel dated April and May 1844, showing that Scharf could not have been in Constantinople at that time. The possibility that the inscriptions may have been added by a collector rather than the artist may account both for the discrepancies in dates and for the similarity of some of the handwriting.

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Drawing, `Bosphorus', 1844. Possibly by Sir George Scharf KCB FSA

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Ships

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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