William Johnstone

Mrs Hope Scott (1897 - 1989) Patron of the Arts

About this artwork

Hope Scott was a patron of the arts. in 1961 she enabled the National Galleries of Scotland to acquire their first painting by Pierre Bonnard. Scott met the Scottish painter, William Johnstone, in 1969 becoming a close friend and major collector of his work. She donated Johnstone’s important painting ‘Point in Time’ to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art two years later. Her appreciation for the experimental and abstract nature of Johnstone’s art is evident from this unusual portrait of her. She set up the Hope Scott Trust which continues to play a positive role in continuing to foster and support developing artists in Scotland.

  • title:
    Mrs Hope Scott (1897 - 1989) Patron of the Arts
  • accession number:
    PG 3692
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1975
  • measurements:
    76.50 x 63.50 cm (framed: 81.20 x 68.70 x 3.90 cm)
  • credit line:
    Gift of the Hope Scott Trust 2012
  • copyright:
    © William Johnstone
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

William Johnstone

William Johnstone