AN ENGLISH CUBIST




WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Four Fables – Moment in a Restaurant – study / Four Men Gesticulating



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.


Four Fables -- Moment in a Restaurant -- study

Four Men Gesticulating

(recto) Four Fables – Moment in a Restaurant – study, c.1942
Black chalk, 17.7 cm x 12.5 cm
Study for an illustration in [John] David Roberts, Four Fables (Oxford: Joseph Vincent, 1942). This study lacks the violinist shown in other versions.

(verso) Four Men Gesticulating, c.1942
Red chalk, 17.5 cm x 12.8 cm
Inscribed in pencil 'When I write "Discerning Amateur etc." you buy.'

PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)




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