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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Scott (1702?-1772), Painter

Painter of topographical and marine subjects; exhibited at the Society of Artists and the Free Society, 1761-65; died at Bath.
Observing that 'the most elevated Men in Art here [London] now, are the lowest of stature', Vertue included 'Mr. Scot. sea schap painter' with Zincke, Hogarth, Scheemakers, Worsdale and others 'these Gent. are five foot, men or less'. [1]

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1) G. Vertue, Vertue Note Books (edited by The Earl of Ilchester), Walpole Society, 1930-55, III, p 61.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.