• Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dog auction at Christies

    Sale 5983

    Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs

    11 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    Sir Peter Markham Scott (British, 1909-1989)

    Mallard and teal in flight

    Price Realised  

    Sir Peter Markham Scott (British, 1909-1989)
    Mallard and teal in flight
    signed and dated 'Peter Scott 1967' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    60 x 132 in. (152.4 x 335.3 cm.)


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    This magnificent, monumental work by Scott was presumably executed as a commission, and there is little else on such a scale comparable in his oeuvre. Very much a tour de force of the artist's work, it is testament to his skill that such a large canvas can resonate so successfully with atmosphere and movement. He successfully captures the peaceful comings and goings of the inland waterway and the variety of birds inhabiting such a small area of countryside, the subject so close to the artist's heart.

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