Artist and Wife

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.

Artist and Wife

Artist and Wife, 1940
Pencil and watercolour, squared, 53.5 cm x 33 cm

'A satire on lady artists and their husbands. William Roberts . . . thinks that it probably dates from the early years of the war' – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue
PROVENANCE: WR > Wilfrid Evill (Apr. 1942, 20 gns) > Miss Honor Frost (1963) > Sotheby's 16 June 2011 (£34,850) > The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art at the Lightbox, Woking
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Allied Institutes 1943, Contemporary Art Society 1961, Brighton 1965 (where it was incorrectly titled The Artist and His Wife), Tate Gallery 1965, Anthony d'Offay Gallery (2) 1980, Woking 2011, Hastings 2016, Cookham 2019, Bedford 2022

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