Catalogue entry


Inscr. ‘W. Scott’ t.l.
Canvas, 36×60 (91·5×152).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1957.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist 1956.
Exh: C.A.S., The Seasons, Tate Gallery, March–April 1956 (34), and provincial tour.
Repr: Sir John Rothenstein, British Art since 1900, 1962, pl.137; Ronald Alley, William Scott, 1963.

Painted for The Seasons exhibition, for details of which see Ceri Richards, T00083. ‘Winter Still Life’ was painted in January–February 1956 and was the first of three similar compositions, although the frying-pan occurs only in the Tate picture. The other blue composition was shown in Critic's Choice, No. 2, Arthur Tooth & Sons, September–October 1956 (15), and was sold to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; ‘Brown Still Life’, 1956, was exhibited at the Hanover Gallery, September–October 1956 (5), and is owned by Sir Basil Spence.

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