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William Scott Untitled II (Blue Curve, Black Arch, White Triangle), 1965

Untitled II (Blue Curve, Black Arch, White Triangle), 1965

William Scott

William Scott

Untitled II (Blue Curve, Black Arch, White Triangle), 1965

signed, dated '67' (see description) and titled verso

oil on canvas

50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in)

Provenance

Hanover Gallery, London, 1966, with label attached;

Mr FitzHugh Scott.

Adam Gallery, Bath.

Christie's East New York, 18 May 1999, lot 203.

Beaux Arts, London.

Private Collection, Spain.

Christie's London, November 18, 2005;

Richard Green Fine Art, London;

Private Collection, Canada

Exhibitions

Hanover Gallery, London, 'William Scott, Recent Paintings', 28 September - 22 October 1965, ex cat. ?

Gimpel and Hanover Galerie, Zurich, 'William Scott Neue Bilder und Aquarelle', 25 March - 26 April 1966, no. 13

Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 'William Scott Exhibition of Oil Paintings', 19 January - 7 February 1967, no. 20

Beaux Arts, London, 'William Scott', 12 April - 20 May 2000, no nos., illustrated in colour

Literature

Sarah Whitfield (Ed.), 'William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings', 2013, London, Thames and Hudson

Description

"The work is titled on the canvas verso and signed 'W. Scott 67', a date that is Incorrect as the painting was included in the Gimpel & Hanover exhibition that opened on 25 March 1966. It may have been shown earlier as it is listed with the details given above in the Hanover Gallery sales ledger where it Is said to be not in cat', which suggests that it may have been included in the Hanover Gallery exhibition of 1965. The signature and date must have been added by the artist after the 1966 exhibition.

"The left-hand motif is closely related to one found in Together (cat. no. 610) and [Orange and Brown] (cat. no. 611), both works of 1965, and it seems likely that the painting also dates from that year.

"It was sold through the Hanover Gallery on 8 May 1969 to Mr Fitzhugh Scott (no relation to the artist). Subsequently, it passed through the Adam Gallery, Bath; Beaux Arts, London, and a private collector in Spain before being sold at Christie's, London, in November 2005 to Richard Green Fine Art." (From the 'Catalogue Raisonné' 2013)