Soldier and Girl Sleeping by William Scott

The work depicts a soldier in a greatcoat on a railway bench with his girlfriend asleep on his shoulder.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
41 x 51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£23,210 ( Total: £69,631)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Bonhams

They wait in the dark for the milk train that will take him away. It is almost certainly auto-biographical as Scott was separated from his wife Mary in 1942 after he joined the Royal Engineers. Scott's wartime paintings were either a visualisation of his own inner feelings or his experiences as a soldier.

Provenance

Sheila Shannon; by descent to Virginia Lindley; Bonhams.

Venue details

IWM London Lambeth Road, LONDON London SE1 6HZ 020 7416 5000 www.iwm.org.uk

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