The Shoe-shop

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 Shoe-shop

The Shoe-shop (aka The Shoes and Customers in a Shoe-shop), c.1954
Oil on canvas 91.5 cm x 61 cm

PROVENANCE: Christie's 6 Nov. 1981 (£3,080) > ? > Christie's 4 Mar. 1983 (£3,400) > Sotheby's 13 May 1992 > Isleworth Foundation, Florida, USA (purchased May 1992)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries 1955 (as The Shoes: 'a horrifying vision of rubbery robots trying on shoes with coy smiles on their faces' – Alan Clutton-Brock, The Listener, 28 July 1955), Leicester Galleries (1) 1958, Royal Academy 1959, Tate Gallery 1965, Parkin Gallery 1976, Maclean Gallery 1980

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