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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Basket of Fruit with Bottles



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Basket of Fruit with Bottles

Basket of Fruit with Bottles, c.1953
Pen and ink

Artwork used on the back cover of the expanded and revised edition of the booklet A Simple Guide to Healthy Food published by Ernest Cooper's London Health Centre Ltd in 1953. It is likely that this drawing was produced at around this date.
PROVENANCE: Ernest Cooper. It is possible that this artwork was part of a collection of thirteen unnamed pen-and-ink drawings by Roberts which comprised lot 120 of Sotheby's 3 Mar. 1999 sale of modern British and Irish paintings, drawings and sculpture. Twelve of these drawings (including the front-cover artwork for A Simple Guide to Healthy Food) were then offered for sale by Abbott & Holder in June 1999.
EXHIBITION HISTORY: The printed booklet A Simple Guide to Healthy Food was included in Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003
Cf. Children Eating and Drinking c.1953






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