WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A.
POEM FOR A JUG, NO. 19
signed and erroneously dated 90 on the reverse
oil on canvas
unframed: 81.5 by 91.5cm.; 32 by 36in.
framed: 84.5 by 95cm.; 33¼ by 37¼in.
Scott erroneously dated the painting on the reverse to 1990, though he made the work in 1980 and tried to correct his dating. The catalogue raisonné states: ‘The date in the signature is an error on Scott’s part. He appears to have first written ‘80’ and then changed the ‘8’ to ‘9’.’(Sarah Whitfield (ed.), William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Vol. 4, 1969-1989, Catalogue Numbers 657-935, Thames & Hudson in association with the William Scott Foundation, London, 2013, cat. no.887, p.269)
We are grateful to the William Scott Foundation for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
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The canvas appears original. There are some abrasions to the upper corners with some further instances to the upper and lower edges, with one area of faint scuffing towards the centre of the lower edge. There is a very fine horizontal line of craquelure to the upper right corner. There are a few spots of staining and matter and light surface dirt. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is presented in a simple painted wooden frame.
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Gimpel Fils, London
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Archeus Fine Art, London
Beaux Arts, London, where acquired by the present owner in 2002
Nobert Lynton, William Scott, Modern British Masters Vol. 1, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 1990, cat. no.31, illustrated;
Sarah Whitfield (ed.), William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Vol. 4, 1969-1989, Catalogue Numbers 657-935, Thames & Hudson in association with the William Scott Foundation, London, 2013, cat. no.887, illustrated p.270.
London, Gimpel Fils, Poem for a Jug, 20th May – 21st June 1980, cat. no.19, illustrated (dated 1979-80);
Madrid, Museo Municipal, Pintura Britanica Contemporȃnea, April – May 1983, illustrated;
Dublin, Kerlin Gallery, William Scott, 9th October – 2nd November 1998, cat. no.10;
Sydney, Annandale Galleries, William Scott Paintings and Gouaches, 11th May – 12th June 1999, cat. no.11.