Self-portrait in a Skull Cap

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.

Self-portrait in a Skull Cap

Self-portrait in a Skull Cap, 1972
Oil on canvas, 51 cm x 41 cm

'The skull cap, perhaps a sardonic reference to Titian [see here], was in fact a swimming cap which he owned' – National Portrait Gallery 1984 catalogue, p. 12.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Reading 1983, National Portrait Gallery 1984, Gillian Jason Gallery 1991 (no. 20)

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