[§] JACK KNOX R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1936-2015)
FROM 'THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO' SERIES - C.1968
Signed, oil on canvas
80cm x 81cm (31.5in x 32in) Estimate £1,500-2,500 + fees Note: This work is from an important series in Knox's career, influenced by his viewing of Uccello's 'Rout of San Romano' at the National Gallery in 1968. He was highly impacted by the immense sense of activity expressed within the painting. The result was a series of canvases where various symbolic objects and fragments are arranged on an expanse of white. The objects themselves came from templates, and even fragments of flotsam washed up on the beach near his home in Carnoustie. In his composition he elevates them from the mundane to the esoteric. Works from this series can be found in significant institutional collections throughout Scotland, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Royal Scottish Academy, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, and the McManus Gallery in Dundee.
Sold for £2,375
(buyer's premium included)