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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

A Sacrifice in the Rain



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.


A Sacrifice in the Rain

A Sacrifice in the Rain, suggest 1916–17
Pen, brush, brown wash and pencil, 35 cm x 23.5 cm

Dated as 1919; also dated c.1913 Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986; Christie's (1986) dated c.1920, but Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986 catalogue states: label on mount written by Michael Gordon 'bought from Will Roberts when he went to war in 1915–17, by my father Stephen Gordon'; dated c.1930 Worthing 1972.
PROVENANCE: Michael Gordon > Ernest Cooper > Sotheby's 15 Nov. 1978 (£280) > Mrs Alexander Stevenson 1985 > Christie's 1986 > ? > Bonhams 29 Nov. 2005 (estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Worthing 1972, Cambridge 1985, Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986 (priced at £1,400)




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