This list of William Sharp's most significant travels and pauses during his lifetime is drawn largely from information scattered through Mrs. Sharp's Memoir and checked wherever possible against other external evidence of his movements. Mrs. Sharp's accuracy at all points is, of course, impossible to determine, though it is quite clear that she considered her husband's mobility an important matter for record. The fact that I have omitted several briefer summer excursions within England and Scotland and the posibility that she may have omitted some trips to Paris to cover the Salon exhibitions indicate that probably no gap of years can be construed as a standstill. Regardless of precision, it remains obvious from this itinerary that Sharp spent an incredibly large part of his lifetime in motion.
Sept. 12, 1855-
joins troupe of wandering gypsies on "truant"
through western highlands.
London established as home base, from which Sharp
Feb.-June 1883 Italy, as art critic (Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice).
April-June 1884 Paris, as art and literary critic.
[June 1884 Marriage to Elizabeth Sharp.]
August-Nov.1889 Canada, New England, New York.
Summer 1890 Argyll, Scotland; beginning period of artistic retrenchment.
Antwerp, Bonn, the Rhine Valley, and Stuttgart
Sept. 1891 Stuttgart again.
Oct. 1891 Returns to London.
Jan.-March 1892 New York.
April-June 1892 Paris again
(meets Verlaine, acquaints himself further
Summer 1892 The Sharps make "home" of a cottage in Sussex.
Jan.-March 1893 Algeria and Tunisia.
July 1893 Scottish Highlands.
Summer 1894 Iona.
Fall 1894 Edinburgh (collaboration with Patrick Geddes and Edinburgh Celtic movement).
Feb. 1895 The Hebrides ("with Fiona").
Edinburgh; begins lecture series at University and
Jan. 1896 France (Paris and Rémy de Provence to visit the Thomas Janviers).
May 1896 Venice.
Summer 1896 London, then Lake Country and Scotland.
Oct. 1896 New York.
Jan. 1897 Brief stop in London, then southern France again.
Ireland (meetings with George Russell,
May 1898 Holland.
Jan. 1899 Sharps settle briefly in Hampstead,
Summer 1899 Highlands, then Ireland again.
Fall 1900-fall 1901 Through France and Italy to Sicily for winter, then return to England with long pause in Florence.
Winter-spring 1902 Sicily again; stays near Taormina with Duke of Bronte (at Castello di Maniace).
Summer 1902 Lismore (Scotland).
Oct.-Dec. 1902 Castello di Maniace (Sicily).
Jan. 1903 Athens and Greece.
Fall 1903 Wales.
Jan. 1904 Athens again.
Winter 1904 New York.
Feb. 1905 Rome.
April 1905 Scotland, especially Iona.
Oct. 1905 Switzerland, Italy (Venice and Florence), to Sicily again, there he plans and postpones a second trip to North Africa.
[Dec. 6,1905 Dies at Castello di Maniace (Sicily).]