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John Christian Schetky

male / Scottish, English
Qualifications
court painter, painter
Nationality/school
Scottish, English
Born
Edinburgh 1778-08-11
Deceased
London (England) 1874-01-28
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Schetky was descended from an old Hungarian-Transylvanian family, which, for political reasons, had emigrated to Leipzig at the beginning of the 16th century
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1793 - 1874
Active in
  • Oxford (Engeland)
  • Great Marlow 1808
    in 1808 he obtained a post in the Royal Military College at Great Marlow
  • Portsmouth (Engeland) 1811
    and three years later he was appointed professor of drawing in the Royal Naval Collegein Portsmouth where he had ample opportunities for the study of his favourite marine subjects
  • Addiscombe 1836 - 1855
    he held a similar professorship from 1836 to 1855 at the East India Company Military Seminary at Addiscombe
  • Londen (Engeland)
born in
active in
died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
coastal view, landscape (as genre), marine (as genre)
he was marine painter to George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria
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Entered on: 1992-01-25; Modification on: 2017-03-30

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