Mount Desert Island - Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott

Mount Desert Island
Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott

  • Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott  American (1846-1925)
  • Mount Desert Island
  • Watercolor
  • 9 3/8" x 19 3/8"
  • $8,900

Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott was born in Gosport, England. He studied at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors in London under Philip Mitchell.

In 1871 Triscott moved to America and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts. He began selling his paintings in 1874, and in 1881 Triscott had a one-man show at the Boston Art Club. Triscott also worked as a painting teacher during this time.

Triscott showed regularly at the Boston Art Club, the American Watercolor Society in New York, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Gallery of J. Eastman Chase. In 1885, he was one of the founding members of the Boston Society of Water Color Painters.

Triscott began visiting Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine in the early 1890`s. The artist purchased a large lot of land on the island, and spent more time there over the years, eventually staying and painting there year-round.