The Art of Peter Scott: Images from a Lifetime by Philippa Scott

The Art of Peter Scott: Images from a Lifetime by Philippa Scott soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Signed by the author on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: This is the first and only book of Sir Peter Scotts paintings to cover his life work.

It includes some juvenile drawings and watercolours by the gifted boy who was fascinated from a very early age by the natural world, and examples of his work at Oundle and at Cambridge. His love of sailing is represented, as well as his wartime Naval paintings and his book illustrations. Here are philosophical works, portraits of people, drawings of animals and flowers, and preliminary sketches, in addition to the well-known oil paintings of birds and some of the artists own comments on his work. Here also are the original designs for the well-known World Wildlife Fund panda and The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust logos.

This is a wonderfully designed book, in which the paintings are reproduced to the best possible effect. Some facsimile pages from Peter Scotts illustrated diaries are included, as well as more formal art.

It was Peter Scotts wish, before his death in 1989, to see a volume of his paintings published. This wish has been carried through by Lady Scott, who has selected the art and written the Preface and captions. Sir Peters friend and fellow painter, Keith Shackleton, has contributed the Introduction, which is illustrated with photographs, and Prince Philip has written the Foreword.

Introduction by: Keith Shackleton

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¾” x 12″”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my Ornithology catalogue?


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