Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kathleen Bruce Scott

Scott, Kathleen (1878–1947). British portrait sculptor, born Kathleen Bruce at Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, the daughter of a clergyman. After spending a few months at the Slade School, she studied in Paris at the Académie Colarossi and under Rodin, 1901–6. In 1908 she married Captain Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic), who died on his return from the South Pole in 1912. Her most famous work is the statue commemorating him (unveiled 1915) in Waterloo Place, London. She did portrait busts of many other distinguished contemporaries. After her husband's death she was granted the rank of a widow of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and was known as Lady Scott. In 1922 she married Lieutenant-Commander Edward Hilton-Young, who in 1935 became Baron Kennet; some reference books, including Tate Gallery catalogues and the Dictionary of National Biography, list her as Lady Kennet. Her autobiography, Self-Portrait of an Artist, was posthumously published in 1949.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jane,

    I'm currently working with an author who would like to use the photo of Kathleen Scott (the first one in this post) in her book, and we're trying to figure out who to ask for copyright permissions. Would you by any chance be able to provide any insight? Or is this photo in the public domain?

    I realize this is probably an odd comment to be getting, but any help would be much appreciated. My email address is sarah@siblingrivalrypress.com if you would prefer to communicate that way. The only reason I'm commenting here is that I couldn't find an email address for you on this blog. Also, if you are interested in learning more about the book I'd be happy to get you in touch with the author.

    Thank you,
    Sarah Jane Rawlinson
    Associate Editor, Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC