Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott is listed as a marine painter, photographer, and teacher. He was born in England where he studied both civil engineering and painting. While in London, he studied under Philip Mitchell and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors. He came to the United States in 1871 and settled in Boston. A specialist in watercolors, he became an influential teacher in this medium. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters.
During the 1880s and 1890s he exhibited paintings of a wide variety of New England subjects. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club (1880-1905), the American Watercolor Society (1898), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1892-1893), the Brooklyn Art Association (1881-1882), and the Art Institute of Chicago (1889-1902).
His last known address was Monhegan, ME where he settled in the 1890s. Triscott and William Claus made extensive use of artistic photography on Monhegan, providing the illustrations for A. G. Pettigill’s article, “Monhegan: Historical and Picturesque” in New England Magazine, September, 1989. For the next two decades, Triscott commercially promoted and sold his photographs of the cliffs and surf of Monhegan.
His work has been preserved at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.