- William Scott 1913–1989
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1600 × 1727 mm
frame: 1680 × 1810 × 83 mm
- Purchased 1961
T00415 WHITE, SAND AND OCHRE 1960–1
Inscr. on back of stretcher, ‘White, sand & ochre. W. Scott.’
Canvas, 63×68 (160×173).
Purchased from the artist through the Hanover Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, May–June 1961 (3, repr, in colour).
Repr: John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1962, p.261; Cimaise, January–February 1963, p.101 (in colour on its side).
The artist wrote (31 May 1961): ‘I hesitate to comment on its origin other than the fact that it is related to pictures that preceded it during the years 1959 and 60. A source of inspiration towards its making may be my strong liking for Egyptian painted art.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II