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.


Abduction (aka The Rape of a Sabine), c.1955
Black chalk, 14.0 cm x 8.9 cm

Although twice exhibited as The Rape of a Sabine, this study doesn't seem to have been used in The Rape of the Sabines 1955–6.
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Reading 1983, Gillian Jason Gallery 1992 (as The Rape of a Sabine), Gillian Jason Gallery 1993 (as The Rape of a Sabine)

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