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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.
Bathers (aka The Prophet and (?) Sea Frolic), 1923 (signed, dated and inscribed 'Bathers')
Pencil, 50.8 cm x 38.1 cm, squared
This is probably the drawing exhibited as Sea Frolic at Chenil Galleries in 1923; a number of drawings in that exhibition seem later to have had their names changed.
PROVENANCE: Desmond Coke > Sotheby's 23 July 1931 (lot 111, with 4.5 Howitzer c.1924 and six drawings by Edward Wolfe; £2) > 'Golding' > ? > Sotheby's 13 Nov. 1985 (unsold) > Christie's 13 June 1986 (estimate £1,5002,500; unsold) > Christie's 13 Nov. 1987 (estimate £2,000£3,000) > Geoffrey Beene > Christie's New York 24 May 1994 (as The Prophet, $2,760) > ? > Christie's 6 June 2002 (estimate £4,000£6,000; unsold) > ? > Ruth Artmonsky > Offer Waterman > ? > Osborne Samuel
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Chenil Galleries 1923 (as Sea Frolic)?, Artmonsky Arts 2001, Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003
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