The work depicts a soldier in a greatcoat on a railway bench with his girlfriend asleep on his shoulder.
Soldier and Girl Sleeping by William Scott, 1942
© 2005 Estate of William Scott RA
- Oil on canvas
- 41 x 51 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £23,210 ( Total: £69,631)
- Acquired in:
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.
Sheila Shannon; by descent to Virginia Lindley; Bonhams.