William Scott R.A. (British, 1913-1989) Brown Still Life
Lot 86ARW
William Scott R.A. (British, 1913-1989) Brown Scheme (1970) 122 x 198 cm. (48 x 78 in.) (unframed)
Sold for £163,250 (US$ 255,453) inc. premium

Lot Details
William Scott R.A. (British, 1913-1989)
Brown Scheme (1970)
signed 'W.SCOTT' (verso)
oil on canvas
122 x 198 cm. (48 x 78 in.)
(unframed)
This work is registered in the William Scott Archive as number 199

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
    Mr and Mrs Walter Werner, West Riding, CT
    With Anderson Gallery, Buffalo
    Private Collection
    With Solomon Gallery, Dublin
    Private Collection, Ireland

    EXHIBITED:
    Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery, and touring, Art Spectrum South, 5 June–18 September 1971, no.60 (title given as Horizontal Still Life) (incorrectly illustrated with an image of another William Scott painting, Still Life Eight Forms, 1970)
    London, Tate Gallery, William Scott: Paintings Drawings and Gouaches 1938–1971, 19 April–29 May 1972, no.107 (incorrectly illustrated with an image of another William Scott painting, Still Life Eight Forms, 1970) (according to a catalogue insert, Brown Scheme was not exhibited)
    New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, William Scott, 3 January–10 February 1973
    Buffalo, Anderson Gallery, William Scott Memorial Exhibition, 26 September–31 October 1992, no.2

    LITERATURE:
    Alan Bowness (ed.), William Scott: Paintings, Drawings and Gouaches 1938–1971, exh.cat., Tate Gallery, London, 1972, p.62 (incorrectly illustrated with an image of another William Scott painting, Still Life Eight Forms, 1970)
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