SCOTT Sir Peter - Pencil sketches for a Coat of Arms
Sir Peter SCOTT (1909-1989)
Pencil sketches, unsigned, on two sheets of paper, depicting a shield with a lion above, another shield with a fish, a third with what may be an amoeba, as well as a bird and unidentified mammal; the second sheet shows a bird, probably a small goose, standing inside a crown, with the words above “In a crown vallary or a mount of sand thereon a . . . goose close proper”.
2 pages large 8vo on separate leaves, n.p., 1959.
Another hand gives us the explanation, below the goose, “Peter Scott at Zoo Council meeting where Coat of Arms was discussed. 1959” and, on the verso of the other sketches, “Peter Scott at Zoo Council Meeting when discussing the proposed Coat of Arms for the Society. 1959”.
Both sheets of paper have staple marks at the top left.
Scott was an accomplished artist, but his most important achievement was surely the founding of the World Wildlife Fund. He was knighted in 1973 for services to conservation.
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