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William Bell Scott

Scott, William Bell (1811–1890). Poet and painter, son of Robert S., an engraver, and brother of David S., painter, born in Edinburgh, settled in London, and painted chiefly historical subjects. He published five vols. of poetry, including Hades and The Year of the World, and many fine sonnets, a form of poetry in which he excelled, and in prose Half-hour Lectures on Art and The Little Masters in the Great Artists Series. He also ed. a series of “English Poets,” and wrote a Life of his brother and one of Albrecht Dürer, etc.

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