Kathleen Scott

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Kathleen Scott (1910)
Statue depicting Robert Falcon Scott in Christchurch, New Zealand, created by Kathleen Scott

Lady Edith Agnes Kathleen Scott , Baroness Kennett, (born March 27, 1878 in Carlton in Lindrick , Nottinghamshire , † July 25, 1947 ) was a British sculptor .


Scott had attended the Slade School of Fine Art from 1900 to 1902 . Three of her busts are now in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery (London) . As an object of illustration, she is represented there by 13 photographic portraits by other artists.

She also created two statues depicting her first husband, the polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott . He died after reaching the South Pole in Antarctica . One of these statues is in Christchurch ( New Zealand ), the other is on the Waterloo Place in London . In addition, the statue of the captain of the Titanic , Edward John Smith , in Lichfield ( Great Britain ) goes back to her.


Born Edith Agnes Kathleen Bruce, she was the youngest of a total of 11 siblings. She married Scott on September 2, 1908. In 1909 she gave birth to their first son, Peter Markham Scott . After her husband's death in 1912, she married Hilton Young in 1922 , who was later promoted to Baron Kennet . Her second son was Wayland Young (1923-2009).

Kathleen Scott is said to have had a brief affair with the widowed Fridtjof Nansen , which is said to have happened around 1911. She was the grandmother of the sculptor Emily Young and the author Louisa Young .


  • Autobiography and letters , London 1932


  • Jenny Coverack : A father for my son. Biographical play, adaption on L. Young's biography and K. Scott's autobiography , London 2000
  • Louisa Young : A Great Task of Happiness. The Life of Kathleen Scott , Papermac, London 1996, ISBN 0-333-57838-4

Individual evidence

  1. Kathleen Scott. In: npg.org.uk. National Portrait Gallery, accessed October 2, 2019 .
  2. ^ Roland Huntford : Nansen . Abacus, London 2001, ISBN 0-349-11492-7 , pp. 566-568 .