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.1966
Black chalk, 13.5 cm x 9 cm

This study is similar in content to the figures in Combat 1966, though not a direct study for any of them.
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. This study doesn't seem to have been used in The Rape of the Sabine Women 1955–6, but seems closer in style to the figures in Combat 1966.)

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