William Scott

Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948
  • date created:
    1948
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    50.70 x 61.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1978
  • accession number:
    GMA 2066
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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William Scott

William Scott