AN ENGLISH CUBIST
Girl in Mauve Hat
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.
Girl in Mauve Hat (aka Sarah and The Violet Hat), 1923
Also dated as 1925, but a painting was exhibited under this name in 1923.
Oil on canvas, 61 cm x 51 cm
'William P. Roberts in The Violet Hat, shown at Wembley in 1924, and in other paintings has developed a powerful style in which a sense of weight and volume derived from Cubism is combined with a simplicity and directness of utterance which may be regarded as the legacy of Fauvisme' Rutter, Evolution in Modern Art, p. 129.
PROVENANCE: Oliver Brown > Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (purchased 1976).
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Chenil Gallery 1923 (£50), Wembley 1924 (as The Violet Hat, £80)
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