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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 5th January, 2020)

Sir John Scott


Sir John Scott
Wiganer John Scott (born, Standishgate 1841) reformed the Egyptian legal system abolishing slave labour.He was presented with a priceless Egyptian gold mask which he gifted to the town, this can be seen in the Galleries. Fascinating stuff, loads of history on our doorstep.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Veronica on 5th January 2020 at 08:11

That's it! I must go and look for myself... What a beautiful painting, far more interesting and intimate than a photograph and more lasting. Glorious colours! Pity it was only the well- to-do and famous who could have their portraits painted. Same today for that matter....Very interesting.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th January 2020 at 11:02

What a beautiful painting..I love portraits and would give anything to be able to paint like that..I must go and have a look at it..and see who the artist was.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th January 2020 at 11:37

See you there Maureen... ;0))

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th January 2020 at 12:48

Lovely painting. He looks like my friend Geoff!

Comment by: Poet on 5th January 2020 at 12:59

Sir John's motto was 'It's dogged that does it', which proves him to be a proper Wiganner.
Painting by John Henry Lorimer.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th January 2020 at 13:09

Veronica, I have emailed you. xx

Comment by: Poet on 5th January 2020 at 13:30

P.S. The house in which he was born became Pendleburys department store.

Comment by: Philip G. on 5th January 2020 at 14:28

Maureen, For me to tell you here that the painting was done by John Henry Lorimer (You might already have discovered this fact yourself.), will give you the opportunity to discover how good the artist really was, and to make your eventual gallery walk even more fulfilling.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th January 2020 at 14:50

Thank you very much Phillip G,.I must go and see it.xx

Comment by: Maureen on 5th January 2020 at 15:16

Hello Phillip,I've just found him on Google (thanks to you) and his paintings are beautiful..what a gift ( and I thought I could paint) lol..plus he had a very interesting life..thank you again Phillip.xx

Comment by: Philip G. on 5th January 2020 at 21:12

Well-Done!, Maureen. Now you'll be able to stand before the painting and say 'He did some wonderful work!', instead of saying, 'I wonder who painted it?'.

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