William Scott
Orange, Black and White Composition 1953

Artwork details

William Scott 1913–1989
Orange, Black and White Composition
Date 1953
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 1219 mm
frame: 1260 x 1268 x 65 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1966
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1950

Catalogue entry

William Scott 1913-1989

T00831 Orange, Black and White Composition 1953

Inscr.‘W. Scott’ t.r., and on the stretcher, ‘Orange, black and white composition 1953 48 x 48 £120’.
Canvas, 48x48 (122 x 122).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist through the Hanover Gallery 1966.
Exh. Hanover Gallery, June–July 1953 (10) as ‘Orange, Black and Ochre Composition’; Sao Paulo Bienal 1953–54 (105 repr. in catalogue of British Section); German tour, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; I.B. Kunstverein, Freiburg; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Stadtische Galerie, Munich, June 1960–February 1961 (10); R.A., 1966 (541).
Lit. Alan Bowness, William Scott: Paintings, 1964, pp. 9, 34, repr. pl. 40.
Repr. Connoisseur, CLXII, 1966, p. 267.

One of the series of pictures painted in 1953–54 which are rectilinear, and the most abstract that Scott was to do until about 1959–60.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1966–1967, London 1967.

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