F.E. McWilliam

Mary Scott

1956

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Artist
F.E. McWilliam 1909–1992
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 648 x 470 x 267 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1957
Reference
T00121

Not on display

Display caption

Mcwilliam was born in Northern Ireland and studied at the Slade School of Art, London. His first solo exhibition was at the London Gallery in 1939. In recent years McWilliam lived and worked in the Holland Park area. He was a good friend of the painter William Scott, and McWilliam made nude portrait busts of both William and his wife Mary. Mary Scott met her husband when she was a student at the Royal Academy Schools, where she studied sculpture. They both sat to McWilliam at the beginning of 1956, and he completed the portraits of them both in a week each.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

T00121 MARY SCOTT 1956

Inscr. ‘McW I/III’ b.l.
Bronze, 25 1/2×18 1/2×10 1/2 (65×47×26·5).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1957.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, February–March 1956 (39, the plaster).

The first of three casts. Mary Scott met her future husband (see T00120) as a student at the R.A. Schools. She is herself a sculptor.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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