Catalogue entry

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.

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