AN ENGLISH CUBIST
La Femme Tragique
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.
La Femme Tragique (aka Portrait of Sarah, the Artist's Wife), c.1925
Oil on canvas, 76 cm x 51 cm
The picture borrows from Titian's Man with a Glove in the Louvre:
Titian, Man with a Glove
PROVENANCE: Hugh Blaker > ? > Sotheby's 9 Nov. 1988 (as Portrait of Sarah, the Artist's Wife; estimate £7,000£10,000; unsold) > Gillian Jason Gallery > private collection > Phillips 21 Nov. 2000 (estimate £25,000£30,000; unsold) > Bonhams 26 June 2007 (£27,600) > Old Parsonage Hotel, Oxford
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Whitechapel Gallery 1928, Manchester 1929, Brighton 1929. The 2000 Phillips sale catalogue mentioned a Leicester Galleries label on the back of the picture and speculated that this might refer to the exhibition which we list as Leicester Galleries (1) 1948; however, this picture does not appear in the catalogue of that exhibition.
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