T00581 LEADENHALL MARKET 1913
Inscr. ‘William Roberts. 13’. b.l.
Pencil, with pen and ink outlines added, on paper, 25 1/2×19 1/2 (65×49·5); framing outline, 23 1/8×18 1/2 (59×47).
Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1963.
Coll: Sir Cyril Kendall Butler; Richard Troy; Redfern Gallery c. 1961–2.
Exh: 20th Century French and English Drawings and Watercolours, Redfern Gallery, January–February 1963 (412), as ‘Factory Agitation’.
The artist said that Sir Cyril Kendall Butler asked him to make six drawings of London markets, but in the end he only made two: this one and one of Billingsgate.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II