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The Schoff Collection

Paul Gavarni
To Arms Citizens!
William Sharp
King Lear
Bank-note and portrait engraver Stephen Alonzo Schoff (1818-1904) studied in Paris from 1839 to 1841 and may have purchased a number of his European prints while abroad. An Associate of the National Academy of Design between 1845 and 1884, he worked primarily in New England and New York and engraved plates after paintings by his American contemporaries such as William Morris Hunt. His collection included more than 600 European and American prints--for example, Turner landscapes and Van Dyck portraits--along with his own work.

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