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This painting depicts a Breton landscape with farmhouses, a stone wall and electricity poles.
The stark division and flattening out of the picture plane, together with the simple forms, reveal Scott’s awareness of the work of contemporary artists such as Alfred Wallis and Ben Nicholson.
Scott brought the painting back with him from France and it remained with the artist until his death in 1989.
In 2013 it was included in the major touring exhibition held at Tate St Ives, the Hepworth Wakefield and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, to mark the centenary of Scott’s birth.
oil on canvas
H 40.3 x W 49.5 cm
donated by the William Scott Foundation, 2015