The Card Trick

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.

The Card Trick, 1968

The Card Trick (aka The Card Player), 1968
Oil on canvas, 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm

'The enigma posed by the three of hearts in the card trick is echoed in the questioning expression of the artist's face. Cards are not known, however, to have had any particular significance for Roberts' – National Portrait Gallery 1984 catalogue.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Royal Academy 1968, National Portrait Gallery 1984, Gillian Jason Gallery 1991 (no. 14)

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