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, c.1969
Pencil, drawn on the back of a printed receipt, dated 13 Oct. 1969, from Lyons' The Restful Tray café, Marble Arch: 'This was one of William Roberts's customary outings of an evening' – Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986 catalogue

Inscribed 'The Joke'.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986

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