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The Elder Generation

by Robert Menzies Scott. (1891 – 1977)

The Elder Generation by Robert menzies Scott 1891 1977 The Elder Generation by Robert menzies Scott 1891 1977 RM-Scott-by-Wilson

In 2019, we launched "Visions for the Mind" our inaugural (and very popular) art exhibition in the newly refurbished Fives Court gallery.

Eager to continue utilising the work undertaken across the art collection, we've given Mike (curator, musician and former sheep-wrangler) free reign to present you with some of the pieces he found that are topical, of particular interest or simply just because...!

We hope you'll comment and give us your thoughts (there are no wrong answers here, everyone's opinion is valid)

In this time of concern, for our seniors especially, we look at a pair of paintings ‘The Elder Generation’ by Robert Menzies Scott. (1891 – 1977) and have included a painting of the artist himself, by a J. Wilson of whom sadly, we know very little.

Scott’s venerable couple are very striking, probably from a generation the artist can remember when he was young. We can pretty well surmise that it is the lady who's in charge, look at her attitude and upright stance compared to the old gentleman’s thoughtful abstraction. A fine and handsome couple.

And look at how Wilson portrays Scott himself, looking directly at us with a jaunty confident air, something of a snappy dresser? (MT, the writer, knows a bit about snappy dressing!)

It would be exciting to learn more about these sitters but without names, it's a real challenge. Do get in touch and let us know if you have any connection with the artist.

View Online Collection information on the portraits:

The Elder Generation - Woman, by R M Scott

The Elder Generation - Man, by R M Scott

Portrait of R M Scott, by James Wilson



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