The Joke

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 Joke

The Joke, 1923
Oil on canvas, 75 cm x 62.5 cm

Jacob Kramer and black model Hélène Yelin at the Harlequin Café, Beak Street, Soho
PROVENANCE: Dr Henry Caplan > Dr Harold Caplan (1965) > Mary Chalot (France) > Sotheby's 20 Nov. 2018 (£994,000)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Chenil Galleries 1923, Tate Gallery 1965, Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003

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