The Reed-pipe

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.

The Reed-pipe

The Reed-pipe (aka Sarah with a Bamboo Pipe ; also mistitled as Recorder Player in Roberts, Paintings and Drawings (1976)), 1971
Oil on canvas, 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm

'For many years Sarah played the reed pipe, and attended meetings' – John David Roberts in the Gillian Jason Gallery 1993 catalogue, re The Pipers 1977.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Royal Academy 1971, Reading 1983, National Portrait Gallery 1984

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