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William Roberts at Auction




Some recent results:

2–13 December 2016
Christie's online: A. E. Coppard (pencil, 1927), £10,625
23–24 November 2016
Christie's: The Leave Train (pencil and wash, 1916), £377,000
The Swans (oil on canvas, 1972), £43,750
Life Class (oil on canvas, 1976), £37,500
22–23 November 2016
Sotheby's: The Harem (watercolour and pencil, c.1916), £93,750
Pollarding (pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and watercolour, 1944–6), £21,250
Bicycle Lesson (oil on canvas, 1964), £68,750
25 July 2016
Whyte's, Dublin: Crabs (pencil, c.1958), €2,100
14 July 2016
Christie's, South Kensington: Masks – study (pencil, watercolour and gouache, c.1932), £20,000
The Acrobats (pencil and watercolour, 1940–59), £7,500)
The Bonfire (pencil, watercolour and gouache, 1966–7), £7,500
The Swings – study (pencil, watercolour and gouache, 1967–8), £8,750
30 June 2016
Christie's: Primrose Hill (oil on canvas, c.1930), £818,500
21 June 2016
Christie's: Bath-night – study (watercolour, pencil and gouache, 1929), £74,500
20 June 2016
Christie's: War Celebrations (pen, pencil, ink and watercolour, 1919), £434,500
14 June 2016
Sotheby's: British Military Cemetery (pencil, gouache and watercolour, 1918), £33,750
10 December 2015
Christie's, South Kensington: The Shoe-shop – study (pencil, 1957), £4,375
18 November 2015
Bonhams: The Rape of the Sabines (oil on canvas, 1955–6), £122,500
17 November 2015
Sotheby's: The Errand Boys (oil on canvas, 1939), £485,000
15 July 2015
Christie's, South Kensington: Feeding the Seagulls (pencil, watercolour and gouache, 1973–4), £22,500
Beauty Queens – study (pencil and watercolour, 1974), £17,500
25 June 2015
Christie's: A Demonstration (pencil, ink and watercolour, c.1919–20), £62,500
10 June 2015
Sotheby's: Mediterranean Folk (pencil, watercolour and gouache, 1934), £32,500
19 March 2015
Christie's, South Kensington: Evening in Oban (pen, ink and watercolour, c.1946), estimate £15,000–£25,000; unsold
16 September 2014
Bonhams: The Dancing Bear (pencil and watercolour, 1970), £18,750
26 June 2014
Christie's: Swimmers Resting (oil on canvas c.1925), £48,750
10–11 December 2013
Sotheby's: The Wimpy Bar (oil on canvas, 1975), £56,250
Collecting Birds Eggs (pencil and watercolour, 1968), £16,250
10 December 2013
Holloway's, Banbury: Fred (oil on canvas, 1920–23), £6,200
20 November 2013
Christie's: The Cockneys – study (red chalk, c.1919) £43,750
The Bowling Alley (oil on canvas, 1927–8) £242,500
16 October 2013
Sworders: Self-portrait (etching, c.1925), £1,550 Book Cover, for Roberts, Some Early Abstract and Cubist Work (pen and ink, 1957), £1,550 Self-portrait (pencil and watercolour, c.1970), £3,224
12 July 2013
Sotheby's: The Artist and His Wife (oil on canvas, 1942–3), £35,000
Trafalgar Square – study (watercolour, 1952), £37,500
10–11 July 2013
Christie's: The Birth of Venus (oil on canvas, 1954), £85,875
At the Fair, Hampstead Heath (oil on canvas, mounted on board, 1950), estimate £25,000–£35,000; unsold
2 May 2013
Cheffins Fine Art, Cambridge: A Fantastic Ballet (pen, ink and wash, 1920), £64,168
25 February 2013
Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris: The Party (oil on canvas, 1971), estimate €40,000–€60,000; unsold
14 December 2012
Christie's, South Kensington: Skittle Alley (pencil and watercolour, c.1927), £7,500
12–13 December 2012
Christie's: The Poor Family (oil on canvas, c.1921–3), estimate £200,000–£300,000; unsold
Mahomet's Ride (oil on canvas, c.1967), £73,250
14 November 2012
Bonhams: Evening in Oban (pen, ink and watercolour, c.1946), estimate £20,000–£30,000; unsold

Sotheby's: Checkmate (pen and ink and watercolour, 1929–30), £94,850
23–24 May 2012
Christie's: Masked Revels (oil on canvas, 1953), £181,250
Parallel Bars (pencil and watercolour, 1970), £21,875
10–11 May 2012
Sotheby's: Boxers (pencil, pen and ink, and collage, 1914), £229,250
The Chess Players (oil on canvas, 1929–30), £1,161,250
In the Straight (pencil and watercolour, c.1949), £67,250
Day Out on the River (oil on canvas, 1978), £58,850
22 March 2012
Christie's, South Kensington: The Flying Dutchman (pencil, pen and ink, c.1915), estimate £3,000–£5,000; unsold
26 January 2012
Bloomsbury Auctions: Woman and Dog – study (pencil, 1939), £950
16 November 2011
Sotheby's: Bath-night (watercolour, pencil and gouache, 1929), £19,375
The Judgement of Paris (pencil, 1933), £18,750
15 November 2011
Sotheby's: The Barber's Shop (oil on canvas, c.1946), £127,250
The Boxing Match (oil on canvas, c.1925–7?), £217,250
25 October 2011
Christie's, South Kensington: Major E. O. Kay (pencil, c.1935), £2,125
16 June 2011
Sotheby's: Dogs of the Beni Hillal (oil on canvas, 1925), £409,250
The Judgement of Paris (oil on canvas, 1933), £109,250
The Recorder Player (oil on canvas, 1935–6), £10,625
Spanish Rhythm (oil on canvas, 1937), £91,250
Women Bathing a Child (pencil and watercolour, 1939), £30,000
Artist and Wife (pencil and watercolour, 1940), £34,850
Windy Day (oil on canvas, 1941), £121,250
The Self-portrait (charcoal and watercolour, 1947), £18,125
Summer Night (pencil, watercolour and charcoal, c.1956–7), £44,450
15 June 2011
Sotheby's: Newspapers (oil on canvas, 1926), £169,250
The Restaurant (oil on canvas, 1929), £373,250
The Masks (oil on canvas, c.1932), £457,250
23 March 2011
Christie's, South Kensington: Rhys Davies (pencil, 1926), £3,000
T. F. Powys (pencil, 1926), £1,750
H. E. Bates (pencil, 1927), £2,875
9 March 2011
Bonhams: The Guitar Player (pencil, pen, ink and watercolour, c.1920), £93,600
25 January 2011
Bonhams: Snooker – study (pencil, 1968), £8,400
15 December 2010
Sotheby's: The Party (oil on canvas, 1971), £31,250
17 November 2010
Bonhams: The Pet (oil on canvas, 1974), £9,600
4 November 2010
Sotheby's: Portrait of the Artist (oil on canvas, 1948), £20,000
The Rhododendron (oil on canvas, 1947–8), £10,000
10 June 2010
Lyon & Turnbull: Portrait of Slade Model (aka Portrait of an Old Man) (oil on canvas, 1912), estimate £1,000–£1,500; unsold
26 May 2010
Sotheby's: The Swimming Lesson – study (watercolour and charcoal, c.1929, estimate £5,000–£7,000; unsold
18 May 2010
Dreweatts: By the Seaside (pencil and watercolour, 1970), £17,200
Trooping the Colour – study (pencil, 1958–9), £7,200
17 March 2010
Bonhams: The Pet (oil on canvas, 1974), estimate £12,000–£16,000; unsold
The Vigilantes (oil on canvas, 1974), £19,200
2 December 2009
Lyon & Turnbull: Portrait of Slade Model (aka Portrait of an Old Man) (oil on canvas, 1912), estimate £2,000–£4,000; unsold
18 November 2009
Bonhams: Spanish Dancers (pencil, 1935), £4,800
15 July 2009
Christie's, South Kensington: Portrait of a Schoolboy (oil on canvas, c.1930), estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold
Portrait of a Schoolboy with Braces (oil on canvas, c.1930), estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold
2 July 2009
Bloomsbury Auctions: Stretching Man (charcoal and blue crayon, c.1920s), £2,200
27 June 2009
Tirioche Auctions, Israel: Brass Balls (oil on canvas, 1922), $368,000
18 March 2009
Bonhams: The Gutter (pencil, 1934–5), £6,600
Snooker – study (pencil, 1968), estimate £2,000–£3,000; unsold
12 December 2008
Christie's, King Street: The Goats (oil on canvas, c.1966), estimate £25,000–£35,000; unsold
25 November 2008
Sworders: The Rehearsal (watercolour and pencil, c.1937), £5,800
19 November 2008
Sotheby's, Bond Street: Indolence (red pencil, black chalk and watercolour, 1945), estimate £6,000–£8,000; unsold
The Park Bench (oil on canvas, c.1934), £37,500
The Schoolboy (oil on canvas, 1930), £14,375
Tea Break (pencil and watercolour, c.1955–60), £22,500
13 November 2008
Bloomsbury Auctions: Trooping the Colour – study (pencil, 1958–9), estimate £6,000–£8,000; unsold
16 July 2008
Christie's, South Kensington: La Lucertola – study (pencil and watercolour, c.1963), £8,125
Researchers (pencil and watercolour, 1970), £8,750
15 July 2008
Sotheby's, Bond Street: Beauty Queens (oil on canvas, 1974), £22,500
15 July 2008
Christie's, South Kensington: Liam O'Flaherty (black and red chalk, 1926), £1,188
2 July 2008
Bonhams: Primrose Hill – study (watercolour and pencil, 1949–50), £14,400
Snooker (aka Billiard Players) (watercolour and pencil, c.1968), £12,000
8 May 2008
Bloomsbury Auctions: Study for The Crucifixion (crayon and wash, c.1922), estimate £12,000–£15,000; unsold
18 March 2008
Sotheby's, Bond Street: Portrait of Slade Model (aka Portrait of an Old Man) (oil on canvas, 1912), estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold
Self-portrait (pencil, 1960), £4,375
13 December 2007
Sotheby's, Bond Street: The Guitarists (oil on canvas, 1975), £34,100
21 November 2007
Christie's, King Street: Demolition (pencil, 1970), estimate £2,500–£3,500; unsold
20 November 2007
Bonhams: The Goldfish Bowl (pen and ink, 1968), £2,160
16 November 2007
Christie's, King Street: The Something Road Group (aka Red Slippers) (pencil and watercolour, c.1956), £12,500
26 September 2007
Bonhams: Evening in Oban (pen, ink and watercolour, c.1946), £10,200
13 July 2007
Sotheby's, Bond Street: The Pleasure Barge (Have a Ride) (pencil, ink and red crayon, c.1929 ), £14,400
26 June 2007
Bonhams: Portrait of Sarah, the Artist's Wife (aka La Femme Tragique) (oil on canvas, c.1921), £27,600
3 May 2007
Bloomsbury Auctions: Girl Playing Guitar (aka Sarah with Guitar) – study (watercolour and pencil, c.1931?), £3,500
20 April 2007
Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne: Primrose Hill – study (watercolour and pencil, 1949–50), £7,000
6 March 2007
Bonhams: The Wagon Lines (pencil, c.1919), £3,600
Sleeping Girl (pencil and watercolour, c.1942), £2,640
11 December 2006 Sotheby's, Bond Street: The Dove (oil on canvas, 1961), £20,400
Ballet Rehearsal (aka Ballet Dancers) (watercolour, pen and ink, c.1931), £27,600
Swimmers Resting (oil on canvas c.1925), £36,000
28 November 2006 Bonhams: Trafalgar Square – study (watercolour, 1952), £12,000
6 November 2006
Sotheby's, Olympia: Faggot Collector (pencil and watercolour, c.1944), £1,020
11 July 2006
Bonhams: The Dancing Bear – study (watercolour and pencil, 1970), estimate £5,000–£7,000; unsold
1 March 2006
Christie's: The Isle of Lesbos (pencil, 1970), £1,560
Sailor's Farewell (watercolour and pencil, 1943–4), £3,360
Towards Better Health (pencil and watercolour, 1943), £2,400
29 November 2005
Bonhams: A Sacrifice in the Rain (pen, brush, brown wash and pencil, suggest 1916–17), estimate £4,000–£6,000; unsold
18 November 2005
Christie's: By the Seaside (pencil and watercolour, 1970), £10,200
Sunflowers – study (pencil and watercolour, c.1961), £9,360
10 March 2005 Sotheby's, Bond Street: Mahomet's Ride (oil on canvas, c.1967), £33,600




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