Peter Meyer recalled his acquisition of this work, 'The gouache on the stairs was pinned to the wall in the Scott's flat ... opposite me, when we dined there. I rang the next morning and bought it. When I told Patrick Heron, he said "Clever old William"' (private correspondence).
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.