© William Roberts Society
William Roberts; Sarah Roberts (née Kramer)
by William Roberts
oil on canvas, 1975
30 in. x 25 1/4 in. (762 mm x 642 mm)
- William Roberts (1895-1980), Painter. Artist of 6 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 50
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 158
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 526
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