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James Fraser Scott
Bridge of Sighs Venice


A rare colour linocut by Dunedin-born painter James Fraser Scott

Artist: James Fraser Scott (1877-1932)
Title: Bridge of Sighs Venice
Date: 1920s
School: New Zealand/British
Medium: colour linocut
Dimensions: 365 x 245mm (image), 400 x 280mm (support)
Watermark:  none
Inscriptions/marks: artist’s initials in the image lower right <<JFS>>, on the support lower left to lower right in pencil <<9/50 Bridge of Sighs Venice…………James F Scott>>
Condition: fine condition
Description: View of the Bridge of Sighs, canal and gondolas in Venice
Reference: Scott was born in Dunedin. Studied painting at the Otago School of Art and then in Paris at the Académie Julian under Benjamin Constant. Returned to Dunedin around 1902-3. Taught at the Wellington Technical College 1906-7. Moved to Sydney in 1908, then Adelaide. In 1916 he enlisted in the Australian Infantry Force and served in Flanders and the Battle of the Somme. Scott remained in England after the Armistice and exhibited at the Royal Academy. (Source: biographical note by Eric Riddler, Design & Art Australia Online). Another print of a Venetian subject by Scott is in the collection of the Christchurch Art Gallery.

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