Archeus Fine Art, London Sale, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 28th November 2006, lot 120, where acquired by the previous owner Their sale, Sotheby's London, 14th June 2016, lot 125, where acquired by the present owner
The present work is registered with the William Scott Archive as no.1777.
The sheet is attached to the backing board with one tab at each corner. The sheet is perforated along the upper horizontal edge, in keeping with a notebook sheaf, with some minor losses of the perforation to both corners, not visible in the present mount. The lower horizontal edge has two or three very minor nicks towards the lower left edge, not visible in the present mount. There is a small diagonal crease to the upper left corner. There are some small undulations to the sheet. There is some possible and minor time staining visible along the lengths of the lower horizontal and right vertical edge, not visible in the present mount. There are a small number of possible flecks of foxing, visible under close inspection towards the upper and lower horizontal edges and in the lower right quadrant and some minor surface dirt and studio matter. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in overall very good condition.
The work is window mounted and presented in a painted wooden frame, held behind glass.
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