The engraver, Robert R Scott had two sons, both artists and
Davis Scott RSA
(b.1806; d.1849) best known as a historical painter.
Bill Scott, an artist, engraver and art
Scott was, at first, apprenticed to his father, Robert, as a line
devoted himself to painting, studying at the Trustees' Academy in
- His painting, The Traitor's Gate, is held by the
of Scotland in Edinburgh
- His painting, The Spirit of the Storm, said to be his
greatest painting and one of the largest canvases ever painted, hangs in
Trinity House, Leith.
- Twenty five of his etchings illustrated Coleridge's Ancient
Mariner. Several of these can be seen in the Print Room at the
National Galleries of Scotland