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John Christian Schetky - 1820 Graphite Drawing, Valley Landscape



John Christian Schetky - Original 1820 Graphite Drawing. Artist, date and location inscribed on the reverse. Unsigned. On wove. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is a small spot of green in the middle of the page.

John Christian Schetky (1778 – 1874) was a Scottish marine painter. He was descended from an old Hungarian-Transylvanian family, which, for political reasons, had emigrated to Leipzig at the beginning of the 16th century. He studied art under Alexander Nasmyth and after travelling on the continent, he settled in Oxford, where he taught for six years as a drawing-master. One of Schetky's best-known works, the 'Loss of the Royal George', painted in 1840, is now in Tate Britain.


17.5 x 31.5cm (6.9" x 12.4")

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From a set of pictures by John Christian Schetky.

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Code nq154
Artist John Christian Schetky
Date 1820
Dimensions 17.5 x 31.5cm
Framed No
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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