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