The Request Stop

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 Request Stop

The Request Stop (aka Bus Queue), 1957 (signed and dated)
Black chalk and watercolour, 48.3 cm x 33.0 cm

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's 5 July 1972 (£500) > ? > Sotheby's 19 June 1974 (as Request Stop, £550) > Sotheby's 20 July 1988 (as Bus Stop, estimate £3,000–£4,000)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (1) 1958
REPRODUCED: Roberts, Paintings and Drawings (1976), pl. 4, where incorrectly dated as c.1955 (though '1957' is visible on the reproduction) and titled Bus Queue.
Cf. Bus Stop 1948–9, and Bus Stop 1957

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