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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

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

    Untitled

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    Estimate

    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
    Untitled
    signed 'W. Scott' (lower left)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    14 x 20 in. (35.5 x 50.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1957.
    This work is recorded in the William Scott Archive as No. 1985.


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    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.

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    Provenance

    Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner in 1958 for 30 gns.