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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Cecilia Kramer



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.


Cecilia Kramer

Cecilia Kramer, c.1925? (also dated 1921)
Oil on canvas, 49.8 cm x 40.6 cm

The notes prepared with the cooperation of Sarah and John Roberts in the National Portrait Gallery 1984 catalogue say that 'The painting originally belonged to Edward Marsh to whom Sarah remembers selling it for £5' (p. 18). It seems likely that Sarah was confusing this portrait of her mother with the detail of Cecilia Kramer that was taken from the large painting Jewish Melody 1920–21, which was given by Edward Marsh to the Contemporary Art Society and now is in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
PROVENANCE: J. Capstick Dale > the Roberts family > Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: London Artists' Association (1) 1927 (as Portrait ?), Parkin Gallery 1976, Reading 1983, National Portrait Gallery 1984
Cf. Jewish Melody 1920–21 and Head of Woman [Cecilia Kramer] 1920–21




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