Armistice Night

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. Any auction prices quoted may not include all fees and taxes, such as VAT and Artist's Resale Right charges.

Armistice Night

Armistice Night (aka Armistice Day), c.1925
Pen, black ink, graphite and watercolour, 40.8 cm x 37.8 cm

PROVENANCE: Sydney Schiff > Contemporary Art Society (1926) > British Museum (1943)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Edinburgh 1929 (lent by the Contemporary Art Society), Manchester 1930, Arthur Tooth & Sons 1932 ('The water-colour of William Roberts, "Armistice Night," is delightful in spirit and design and free from the tubular obsession of all his more recent work. Roberts's figures bear the same relation to normal human figures that the Scott monument in jam-pots of the well-known advertisement does to the actual structure' – The Scotsman, 30 Sept. 1932), British Museum 1969, British Museum 1980

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