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

Reclining Woman

William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
Reclining Woman
signed 'W. Scott' (lower right)
gouache and pencil
9 x 11¼ in. (22.9 x 28.6 cm.)
Executed in 1955.
This work is recorded in the William Scott Archive as No. 2329.
There is a charcoal sketch of a seated nude by the same hand on the reverse.
with Hanover Gallery, London.
Bournemouth, Arts Club, 1955, catalogue not traced.
Wakefield, City Art Gallery, Vision and Reality, September - October 1956, no. 31.
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Lot Essay

On 25 October 1956, Helen Kapp, Director of the City Art Gallery and Museum, Wakefield, wrote to William Scott: 'I am happy to tell you that 2 small works have been sold Three Pears, Pan, Plate and Knife (£45) and Reclining Woman (£20)'.

The drawing on the reverse of Reclining Woman relates to Seated Nude, 1954 (S. Whitfield (ed.), William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Vol. 2 1952-1959, London, 2013, p. 108, no. 253).

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