"Cutty Sark" in the Pool of London after Pasing through Tower Bridge by Henry Scott,

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Object Description

Oil painting on canvas in a Gold frame.

Object History

Henry Scott
1911-2005 British

Provenance

The Cutty Sark after passing under Tower Bridge, London. Oil on Canvas signed. Henry Scott is a well known and widely collected marine painter. He was a very humble man not at all overwhelmed by his fame. This painting for has an interesting provenance. The owner writes, “My brother Terry and his partner lived for many years in Hainault Road Leytonstone, opposite lived Henry Scott (known to us all as Harry) and his wife. They became firm friends and on one occasion Harry related that a member of his family had worked in the docks in East London and had unfortunately drowned. My brother asked him if he would like to visit the docks, which he did on a couple of occasions and compared modern day London to the past when the docks were thriving. Unbeknown to my brother, Harry painted the picture for him. The picture was painted between 1986 and 1988. I met Harry on a number of occasions, and he showed me his work in progress. My brother’s wish was that the painting was bequeathed to me.

Object Literature

Henry Scott
1911-2005 British
Specializing in ship portraits set within realistic atmospheres, Henry Scott offers historic champions of sail in his art. During his career he made the acquaintance of many 19th & early 20th century sailing captains. Earning their respect as well as developing an appreciative commercial art audience, Scott was made an honorary member of the International Association of Master Mariners. This group is often referred to as “the Cape Horner’s”. Scott exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artist from 1950 to 1966. Many of his paintings while depicting majestic sailing ships, features geographically recognizable locations. Comparisons between Scott and his most noted contemporary, Montague Dawson, are easy to make: excellent detail and accuracy bended into the romantic senses of speed, movement and light which make their works rise above that of many others. Noted as an artist who, during his career, continued to explore the oceans and visualize the reality of the era’s passing, he assists the capture of the romantic essence of nautical history. Scott’s works are today sought after for their strong artistic merit and historical appeal. His paintings are executed with particular care taken in the creation of a strong sense of movement and attention to the elusive elements of marine atmosphere.

Object Condition

Very Good

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