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Offered here is an original autograph presentation on a single card, by the Lady Kathleen Scott, widow of Robert Falcon Scott, famed Antarctic explorer, along with a black and white photo (modern) composed by Robert Falcon Scott with his wife Kathleen, and the two mounted onto black construction paper. The card is signed by Kathleen Scott as "Kathleen Hilton Young, formerly Lady Scott" with the addition "Very glad to send you the autographs you want 5/4/25." Lady Edith Agnes Kathleen Scott, Baroness Kennett, (1878-1947) was a renowned British sculptor who, throughout her life, remained a traditional sculptor and worked independently of contemporary artistic developments such as modernism and abstraction. Described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "the most significant and prolific British women sculptor before Barbara Hepworth,î while her traditional style of sculpture and her hostility to the abstract work of Henry Moore, and others, contributed toward a subsequent lack of recognition for her artistic career. Interestingly, from a Turn of the Century point of view, Kathleen Bruce, before her marriage, posed in several paintings for the rising artist Charles Shannon (who later collaborated with Charles Ricketts for 50 years). In her posthumous memoir, Kathleen relates this anecdote regarding Shannon: ìHe suggested taking me home. I had not been going home; I had been going to dine in Soho with a gentle Academician, Charles Shannon, who was painting me. But without a second's hesitation I threw over my dining companion and announced myself ready to be taken home.î She posed for Shannon for nearly a year, until he left London. ìAlthough this beautiful painter was thirty-eight, I was the first woman he had ever loved. I loved his work so deeply that we had become devoted friends. He painted portrait after portrait of me, and had success with them.î Fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item #6554