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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

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

    Study for a Painting, Pears

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    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
    Study for a Painting, Pears
    signed and dated 'W. SCOTT 74' (upper left), signed again, inscribed and dated again 'STUDY FOR A PAINTING 1974/PEARS/WILLIAM SCOTT 74' (on the backboard)
    charcoal, pastel, gouache and oil
    8½ x 10½ in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm.)
    This work is recorded in the William Scott Archive as No. 2171.

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    The present work relates to a number of prints produced by Scott in 1974 (B. Balfour-Oatts, William Scott - A Survey of his Original Prints, London, 2005, nos. 49-51) and to the 17 'Orchard of Pears' works in oil produced by Scott between 1976-77.

    Norton commments, 'A well-established pear tree flourishing outside the house at Coleford meant that pears were around seasonally, ripening on and then off the tree. For a while they were WS's only sitters' (see N. Lynton, William Scott, London, 2004, p. 334).

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