The Ballet + studies

Illustrations © 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.

At the Ballet

At the Ballet – study for The Ballet, 1932
Black chalk and pencil, 12 cm x 12.5 cm

PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)


The Ballet -- study

The Ballet (aka The Ballet Dancer) – study, c.1932
Pencil, lightly squared, 17.8 cm x 19.7 cm

PROVENANCE: Wilfrid Evill > ? > Christie's 28 Nov. 2000 (£2,820) > ? > Christie's 6 June 2002 (£5,736) > The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art at the Lightbox, Woking
EXHIBITION HISTORY: British Institute of Adult Education, no. 10, catalogue untraced [date?], Artmonsky Arts 2001, Woking 2011, Chichester (1) 2016


The Ballet, c.1932

PROVENANCE: Mrs Robin Brook (née Helen Knewstub): ‘The watercolour for it [the oil – q.v.] belongs to Mrs Robin Brook’ – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue.


The Ballet

The Ballet, c.1932
Oil on canvas, 40.8 cm x 45.6 cm

PROVENANCE: Miss Elizabeth Watt from London Artists' Association 1933 > Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (1989)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: London Artists' Association (1) 1933 ('a brilliant little painting . . . The lighting implies a bolder bid for depth than is usual with the artist, and feminine absorption in the dancer, to the boredom of one male, gives the right ironical flavour' – The Times, 13 Jan. 1933), Tate Gallery 1965, Edinburgh 1989

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