AN ENGLISH CUBIST
Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.
Ada Caplan (aka Portrait of a Lady), c.1930
Oil on canvas, 29.5 cm x 26.3 cm
Ada Caplan (1894/51981) and her husband, Dr H. (Harry) Caplan, met William Roberts in the early 1920s through their friendship with Jacob Kramer, and bought a number of his pictures. In the 1920s and '30s Ada ran a Montessori school in Stamford Hill, London she may have attended the training course that Maria Montessori ran in London in 1919.
PROVENANCE: Gorringe's, Lewes, 27 Jan. 2004 (£1,500)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Parkin Gallery 1976, Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003
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