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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

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.


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 1958
REPRODUCED: Roberts, Paintings and Drawings, 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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