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    Sale 12223

    Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale

    20 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

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

    Forms

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
    Forms
    signed 'W SCOTT' (upper right) and inscribed and dated 'FORMS 1958' (on the canvas overlap)
    oil on canvas
    16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.8 cm.)


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    Provenance

    with Hanover Gallery, London, where purchased by Galeria d'Arte Galatea, Turin, July 1959.
    Dr Silvano Ceravolo.
    with Connaught Brown, London.
    with Spink-Leger, London, as 'Still Life', where purchased by the present owner, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    AN EYE FOR BRITISH MODERNISM
    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN ESTATE


    Literature

    A. Bowness (intro.), William Scott: Paintings, London, 1964, p. 37, no. 106, illustrated, as 'Still Life (MJ1)', and also listed as no. 97, as 'Forms', with incorrect illustration.
    Enciclopedia Universale SEDA della Pittura Moderne, SEDA, Milan, 1969, p. 2530, illustrated, as 'Composizione'.
    E. Crispolti, Correnti Contempoanee della Pittura Inglese, Milan, 1970, p. 52, illustrated, as 'Composizione, 1955'.
    N. Lynton, William Scott, London, 2004, p. 212, as 'MJ1'.
    S. Whitfield (ed.), William Scott: Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings 1952-1959, vol. 2, London, 2013, p. 225, no. 378, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Turin, Galleria d'Arte Galatea, William Scott, May - June 1959, no. 7: this exhibition travelled to Milan, Galleria Blu, May - June 1959.
    Bergamo, Galleria Lorenzelli, William Scott, February 1978, catalogue not traced.