Fine Arts: Scott lays the table in fine style at Bonhams

William Scott’s Four Pears was inspired by a pear tree growing outside his studio in Gloucestershire

21st November, 2021
Fine Arts: Scott lays the table in fine style at Bonhams
Four Pears, by William Scott (£150,000-£200,000). Picture: Photo

“Cooler than cool” best describes William Scott’s way with a kitchen tablescape. The leading lot in Bonham’s Modern British and Irish Art sale, Four Pears features the fruit ready to be popped in the little black pot where, one can imagine, they will be poached in fine wine.

Painted in 1976 and not seen in public since the 1980s, it was inspired by a pear tree growing outside the...

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