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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)

    Bending Figure II

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    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
    Bending Figure II
    signed 'W. SCOTT' (lower right)
    black ink
    24¾ x 18¾ in. (63 x 47.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1956.
    This work is recorded in the William Scott Archive as No. 1419.

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    In the present work Scott has confined the figure within the limits of the paper's space. Of another work Bending Figure I, Norbert Lynton said 'The figure can be seen as standing but bending down quite sharply to fix one stocking with its right arm, rather crudely indicated. The left arm, also slight, is bent so that the hand touches the back of the almost faceless head. This makes better sense if the figure is shown seated on the horizontal sheet of paper' (William Scott, London, 2004, p. 400).

    Sarah Whitfield is currently preparing the Catalogue Raisonné of works in oil by William Scott. The William Scott Foundation would like to hear from owners of any work by the artist so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue or in future projected catalogues. Please write to Sarah Whitfield c/o Christie's, 20th Century British Art Department, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT.

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    with Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
    with Gallery Moos, Toronto, November 1967.
    with Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, where purchased by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, William Scott 1952-1962, September - October 1962, not numbered.