William Scott - Still Life Abstracted 1st Theme, Number XVIV/L


Original Gouache and coloured pencil, 1974, on paper, signed by the artist in pencil (Upper left): “W SCOTT 74”, There is an inscription on the verso written in William Scott’s hand: XLIV/L

Size: 213 x 262 mms; (8 ½” x 10 ¼” Inches)

Note:   This work is one of fifty five original gouaches executed to accompany specifically-designed copies of the book Lou Kleplepac (ed), William Scott: Drawings (David Anderson, New York, 1975) Fifty specially-designated copies of the book and the corresponding gouaches were marked I/L to L/L and five marked H.C

The Foundation advised us that they had records and photographs of only a small number of these 55 pieces and did not know where the majority of these are located. Certainly, looking through salesroom records, they don’t seem to come up for auction.

Authentification: The work is recorded inn the William Scott Archives as number 2202. We have a letter from the William Scott Foundation confirming this signed by Lucy Inglis, Secretary: The William Scott Authentification Committee.


Solomon Gallery, Dublin

Frederic Gallery, Dublin

Anderson Gallery, NY

Taylor Gallery, Belfast

Private Collection: Mr Jonathan Marcus, Toronto, Canada

Fairhead Fine Art Limited, London

Exhibtions: Frederick Gallery, Dublin, Final Exhibition of Irish Art, 27 April to 18th May 2005, cat No (as abstract composition in yellow)

Literature: Final Exhibition of Irish Art, exh cat., Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 2005, p.38, illustrated in colour, as abstract Composition in Yellow (First Illustration)

Category William Scott