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Following the Scotts: A History and Mystery Exhibition and Presentation by Perry Hurt, NC Museum of Ar

On September 25, participants enjoyed a delightful English tea, a lecture, and a special tour of the early British Renaissance portraits exhibit at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.

As Perry Hurt, Associate Paintings Conservator, explained, seven of the NCMA's portraits descend from the Scott family of Kent, UK, and include the probable portrait of Sir John Scott (1564-1616), family patriarch, Knight, Member of Parliament and a very well-connected man of his day. After nearly six years of study they know much more about Scott, his extended family, the paintings, and their place in history along with Elizabeth I, James I, the Spanish Armada, colonization of North America, and more. September 25 marks the 400th anniversary of Sir John Scott's death, an appropriate day to remember an interesting man who lived in interesting times.


Photo: British School, Portrait of a Gentleman, probably Sir John Scott (circa 1564–1616) of Nettlestead, Kent, circa 1600–1605, oil on canvas, 77 3/4 x 38 1/4 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamro.


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