The Connoisseur

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 Connoisseur

The Connoisseur (aka The Connoisseurs), c.1923
Black chalk and watercolour, 22.4 cm x 21 cm

PROVENANCE: Desmond Coke > Sotheby’s 23 July 1931 (as The Connoisseurs, in lot 137 with Family at the Seaside, c.1926 and Male life study, c.1926?; £6 10s.) > Maynard Keynes ('It is typical of Keynes’ love of a bargain that he should have acquired [this] example of one of the members of the LAA at auction rather than direct from the artist. At auction they worked out cheaper'; – David Scrase and Peter Croft, Cambridge 1983 catalogue, p. 59) > King's College, Cambridge
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Cambridge 1983, Cambridge 1985

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