Tapestry, 5ft 11in x 6ft 6in (1.8 x 1.98m), was a trademark textile by the artist whose market has been growing notably since he died six years ago.
The Co Cork-born painter was self-taught and became set designer for the Gate Theatre in Dublin before later representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1960.
Over his career, he produced many Abstract paintings and mixed-media works, including his minimalist ‘Gold’ series of paintings executed in tempera which are the most commercially desirable and command the highest prices at auction.
His tapestries and carpets, though, also form a significant part of his oeuvre. Such works have been receiving recent interest, including at Whyte’s in March when one fetched €22,000 (£20,000) – a sum that substantially raised the bar for Scott’s textiles.
This example at de Veres was estimated at €3000-5000 and drew strong bidding before it was knocked down at €11,000 (£10,000) to a Dublin private buyer. Indeed, it outsold Gold Painting, a gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, that took €10,500 (£9545) at the same sale.