Self-portrait with Knotted Handkerchief

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.

Self-portrait with Knotted Handkerchief

Self-portrait with Knotted Handkerchief (aka Portrait of the Artist), 1964
Oil on canvas, 35.6 cm x 25.4 cm

'Roberts never painted abroad, but he and Sarah attended several guitar festivals in Spain. He sometimes adopted this form of headgear in the heat of Spain or the South of France. This portrait was painted in his London studio' – John David Roberts in the Gillian Jason Gallery 1991 catalogue.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (2001)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Royal Academy 1964, Tate Gallery 1965, Hamet Gallery 1971, National Portrait Gallery 1984, Gillian Jason Gallery 1991 (no. 8)

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