Portrait of Sarah

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.

Portrait of Sarah

Portrait of Sarah, 1925–9
Oil on canvas, 45 cm x 39.6 cm

This may be the portrait of Sarah ‘in a suede turban’ which, according to notes left by John David Roberts, was given to a surgeon at the London Hospital named Milne in payment for his operating on John (b. June 1919) during a protracted stay in hospital after he was dropped and seriously injured at the age of 4.
PROVENANCE: Robert Milne (?) > ? > private collection, UK (by descent) > Bonhams 22 Nov. 2023 (estimate £10,000–£15,000; unsold)

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