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

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.


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