T00120 WILLIAM SCOTT 1956
Inscr. ‘McW II/III’ at back b.l.
Bronze, 26 1/4×18 1/4×10 3/4 (66·5×46·5×27·5).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1957.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, February–March 1956 (38, the plaster).
The second of three casts; the first is in the Ulster Museum, Belfast. The idea of the bust portraits of William and Mary Scott (see T00121) was suggested at a New Year's Eve party 1955; that of William was started the following day and completed in a week and the bust of his wife was made in the following week (letter from the artist, 21 March 1957). For William Scott, see p.611.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II