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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Skittle Alley



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.


Skittle Alley

Skittle Alley, c.1927
Pencil and watercolour, 14 cm x 11.4 cm

A study for The Bowling Alley 1927–8.
In 2012 this watercolour was sold by Christie's South Kensington as French Peasants c.1930, although when it was previously sold by Bonhams Chelsea in 1996 it was entitled Skittle Alley and French Peasants, in the same sale, was a quite different work. The Bonhams titles and sizes correspond to those given when both works were exhibited by Anthony d'Offay in 1969.
PROVENANCE: Bonhams Chelsea 4 July 1996 (estimate £1,200–£1,800) > ? > Christie's South Kensington 14 Dec. 2012 (£7,500)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Anthony d'Offay Gallery (1) 1969




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