Lot 110
  • 110

William Scott, R.A.

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • William Scott, R.A.
  • Untitled
  • oil on canvas
  • 51 by 61cm.; 20 by 24in.
  • Executed in 1953.


Adrian Heath, and thence by descent to the present owner


Sarah Whitfield (ed.), William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings Vol. 2, Thames and Hudson, London, 2013, cat. no.234, illustrated p.84.

Catalogue Note

'The taut lines of his paintings refer sufficiently to objects to give an ominous evocative note to the minimal images, but not enough to impair the integrity of the canvas. By flattening form the picture plane is preserved as a continuous surface. Unlike Heath who elaborates paint sensuously and Hilton who is ascetic about it, Scott's paint skin is rich without being ornamental and space-making without being thin.' (Laurence Alloway, Nine Abstract Artists, Their Work and Theory, Alec Tiranti Ltd, London, 1954, p.12)