WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A.
NEAR ABSTRACTION 7
signed and dated 75
pencil and chalk on paper
52.5 by 76cm.; 20¾ by 30in.
The sheet is adhered to the mount with adhesive tabs at the upper edge. The lower edge is deckled and the upper, left and right edges are very slightly deckled or neatly cut. The sheet undulates very slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is a fingerprint at the upper edge to the upper left corner. There is some very slight smudging to the charcoal in places, which may be in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There are one or two possible handling marks towards the edges. There are small areas where the paper is slightly raised, which may relate to previous adhesive tabs. There is slight mottling to the sheet, which may be time staining. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is float-mounted, held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
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Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners, 4th July 2005
We are grateful to the William Scott Foundation for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.