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Pintail Pursuit at Sunrise

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nature in Art

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Peter Scott was a pioneering conservationist and ornithologist, who was knighted in 1973 for his services to conservation. He was Nature in Art’s first president and is one of the UK’s best-known wildlife artists. He was also an author, naturalist, sailor, scuba diver and gliding champion. He trained as a biologist at Cambridge and then as a painter at Munich State Academy and the Royal Academy schools (1934–1936).

Nature in Art





oil on canvas


H 90 x W 59.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the Trustees of the Peter Scott Will Trust, 1990

Work type


Inscription description

signed and dated 1987


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Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 9PA England

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