PETER SCOTT GREYLAG ANSER GEESE FLYING 1947 PRINT 1930s OIL PAINTING

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jan 01, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

TITLE: GREYLAGS IN MARCH
(from a 1933 oil painting reproduced in his first book
'MORNING IN FLIGHT', 1947)
PAGE SIZE inc. white border: 11.25"X8.5" (28.5cmx21.50cm)
REVERSE: blank

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, with no damage at all apart from two small marks to the right side margin.
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PETER SCOTT

Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909 – 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer and sportsman. Scott was knighted in 1973 for his contribution to the conservation of wild animals. He had been a founder of the World Wildlife Fund, a founder of several wetlands bird sanctuaries in Britain, and an influence on international conservation. He received the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his work.

Scott was born in London, the only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott and sculptor Kathleen Bruce. He was only two years old when his father died. Robert Scott, in a last letter to his wife, advised her to "make the boy interested in natural history if you can; it is better than games." He was named after Sir Clements Markham, mentor of Scott's polar expeditions, and his godfather was J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

Like his mother, he displayed
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