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. Any auction prices quoted may not include all fees and taxes, such as VAT and Artist's Resale Right charges.

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 and 1993; 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 7 Mar. 1986 > ? > Bonhams 29 Nov. 2005 (estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold) > Gillian Jason Gallery > private collection, Leicestershire (2009)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Worthing 1972, Cambridge 1985, Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986 (priced at £1,400), Gillian Jason Gallery 1993 (priced at £3,000)

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