Edward Stanley Mercer

Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff, 1889 - 1930. Translator of Proust (about 1914)

About this artwork

Scott-Moncrieff was born in Polmont, and is best known for his classic translation of the French writer Marcel Proust's vast multi-volume novel, 'Remembrance of Things Past'. He also translated various other works from Latin, Old English and Old French. During the First World War, Scott-Moncrieff served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, becoming a Captain and winning the Military Cross. In this portrait he is shown in the uniform of the regiment.

Edward Stanley Mercer

Edward Stanley Mercer

Mercer studied at the Slade School of Art. He then continued his artistic education in Holland, Italy and Spain. Mercer's first exhibition was in 1912. He went on to show his work at the Royal Academy and was a member of both the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.