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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    Sir Peter Markham Scott (British, 1909-1989)

    Eastern Greylags at the foot of the Caucasus

    Price Realised  

    Sir Peter Markham Scott (British, 1909-1989)
    Eastern Greylags at the foot of the Caucasus
    signed and dated 'Peter Scott 1954' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)


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    Sir Peter Markham Scott was an ornithologist, conservationist, painter and sportsman. Born in London, he was the only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who died when Peter was only two years old. Robert famously left instructions to his wife, sculptor Kathleen Bruce, regarding Peter, to 'try and make the boy interested in natural history if you can.'

    Scott initially read Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge but graduated in History of Art in 1931 and held his first solo exhibition in London in 1933. In addition to his lasting legacy as a wildlife artist, Scott was an avid sportsman and in 1936 he represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at Sailing in the Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal. An active conservationist, Scott was one of the founders of the World Wide Fund for Nature and his pioneering work in conservation contributed greatly to the shift in policy of the International Whaling Commission and the signing of the Antarctic Treaty.

    Provenance

    with Stremmel Galleries, Ltd., Reno, Nevada, from whom purchased.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DOUG AND ELLEN MILLER COLLECTION