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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 161

    Alberto Morrocco, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1917-1998)

    White Still Life with Pomegranate

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    Alberto Morrocco, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1917-1998)
    White Still Life with Pomegranate
    signed and dated 'Morrocco 80' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'WHITE STILL LIFE/WITH POMEGRANATE/Alberto Morrocco' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    oil on board
    20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)


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    Morrocco was born in Aberdeen in 1917 of immigrant Italian parents. He studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen where he was a pupil of James Cowie and Robert Sivell, and was himself to become head of painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. The subject matter of his still lifes reflects Morrocco's debt to the Colourists, whilst the vibrant, vivid colours of his palette owes much to the inspiration from trips to Italy and Spain in the 1950s.

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    Provenance

    with Thackeray Gallery, London, where purchased by Camilla M. Uytman in November 1980.