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Scott, George Gilbert (Sir)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00166518
Scott, George Gilbert (Sir)

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1811, in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire; died 27 March 1878, in London.

Draughtsman. Landscapes.

George Gilbert Scott was an eminent Victorian architect who played a key role in the preservation and restoration of ancient monuments. He drew assiduously in the course of frequent travels in Europe - notably in Germany - producing topographic studies which, in the eyes of some critics, rival the charming sketches of Samuel Pront. Scott is also reputed to have painted at least one portrait in oils. He was knighted in ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Architecture ; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks ; 19th-Century Art

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