Hanging a Masterpiece

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.

Hanging a Masterpiece

Hanging a Masterpiece, 1934
Pencil and watercolour, 35 cm x 43 cm

('Roberts depicts himself presenting an already framed picture for consideration by the Lefevre Gallery apparatchiks. But substituted for one of his own paintings is one proclaiming, in massive characters, the gallery's commission – 33 1/3%' – Williams, William Roberts, pp. 89–90.)
PROVENANCE: Wilfrid Evill > Miss Honor Frost (1963) > private collection, London (2011)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Brighton 1965, Tate Gallery 1965, Gillian Jason Gallery 1990

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