Lily Scott

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1894, d.1971

At Taylor's Mistake

Christchurch-born Lily Linton Scott was drawn regularly to the coastal settings of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū / Banks Peninsula, and painted this work from a favoured fishing spot known as Black Rock, between Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake and Boulder Bay. Framed against steep cliffs and tussock-covered hills by a shaded volcanic outcrop, it shows a seated woman fishing with a hand line while a small child sits nearby.Lily Scott graduated from Canterbury College School of Art in 1915 and became a prolific exhibitor with the Canterbury Society of Arts (as well as in Auckland and Wellington) over the next four decades. (Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania, 2021)

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