AN ENGLISH CUBIST




WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Luxury



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.


Luxury

Luxury, 1925–6
Pen and ink, 28.5 cm x 19.5 cm

Tailpiece drawing for Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 'So we halted and lay under trees till half-past two, each of us trying to make a solid, though shifting shadow for himself by means of a doubled blanket caught across the thorns of overhanging boughs' (ch. 39) . . . 'even without the wind forbidding us there could have been no more luxury-halts under the shadow of blankets' (ch. 42).
PROVENANCE: Bayard L. Kilgour Jr > Houghton Library, Harvard University (1966, MS Eng 1653, no. 34)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (1) 1927, National Portrait Gallery 1988




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