Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948
© 2010 Estate of William Scott

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Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948 1948
  • Scottish Art
This painting is typical of the sparse, kitchen-based still-life paintings Scott produced from the mid-1940s. The artist has said that he grew up in an austere, grey world, and this experience influenced his choice of subject matter and the colours of his paintings. In this small painting the lemons offer a splash of colour, set against a plain, white plate. Scott chose to paint the objects he was familiar with, and he stated that the work of Cézanne was a particularly strong influence on his still-life paintings.

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Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 2066
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 50.70 x 61.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1978