AN ENGLISH CUBIST




WILLIAM ROBERTS:

The Tip



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The Tip

The Tip, 1944–5
Pencil and watercolour, 17.5 cm x 12.8 cm

The waiter looking unimpressed by his tip is a self-portrait; the customer is Roberts's patron Ernest Cooper.
PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist by Ernest Cooper > Sotheby's 2 May 1990 (£3,000)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Royal British Artists Society 1949 (£30), Worthing 1972, Gillian Jason Gallery 1992, Spink & Son 1993




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