Opera del Caso #2

The Thames at Westminster with barges, Samuel Scott, 1746

Scott, Samuel (c.1702-72), was one of the earliest English marine and topographical painters. He worked in the manner of the van de Veldes, painting naval battles, colonial forts, and Thames shipping until Canaletto‘s success in London (he arrived in 1746) caused Scott to work in his manner on similar views. There are several scenes by the ywo men which are nearly identical and it seems that, at least once, Canaletto worked from Scott’s drawings. There are pictures in London (Guildhall,Tate,and Nat.Maritime Mus.), and Bath.
[taken from The Dictionary Of Art and Artists,Peter and Linda Murray,1959]