The Flower Sellers

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 Flower Sellers

The Flower Sellers, c.1941
Oil on canvas, 29.5 cm x 39.5 cm

PROVENANCE: WR > Tom Alexander. In 1957 Tom Alexander, living on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, wrote to WR, as he had written to other artists, including Moore, Hepworth, Sutherland, Piper, Pasmore, Hitchens and Lowry, saying he had £40 to spend and asking if he could possibly buy a representative work for that amount. Roberts sent studies of four paintings so that Alexander could choose the oil of one of them. The other three studies were Donald Wolfit as King Lear at the 'Old Bedford' 1949, a study for The Ferry 1944, and The Ballet c.1932.

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