American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 91

Lot 91

SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)

SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)
Lot 91 Details
SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972), Scottish


Watercolour and black ink on paper, laid down to a support; signed lower right. Unframed
Sheet/Overall 13" x 9.75" — 33 x 24.8 cm.; 13.5" x 10.75" — 34.3 x 27.3 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,000

Realised: $1,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)
  • SCOTTIE WILSON (1889-1972)

Collection of Norman J. Endicott, Toronto;
By descent to his grandson, Toronto


George Melly, It’s All Writ Out for You: The Life and Work of Scottie Wilson, 1986


Wilson’s art is dominated by reappearing motifs - birds, fish and clown-like faces (himself). The more sinister creatures were dubbed ‘Evils’ or ‘Greedies’ (p. 27).

“At some point, probably after his return to England, Wilson changed his signature, dropping the large ‘S’ [as seen in this work] with ‘COTTIE’ in its centre in favour of ‘SCOTTIE’ in neat and equal letters. (p.70)


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LOT 91

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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