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.

  • title:
    Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948
  • accession number:
    GMA 2066
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1948
  • measurements:
    50.70 x 61.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1978
  • copyright:
    © ESTATE OF WILLIAM SCOTT (date)
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

William Scott

William Scott