Bird Nesting – study

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.

Bird Nesting -- study

(recto) Bird Nesting – study, c.1966 (also dated c.1971–4, Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986)
Pencil, squared 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm

(verso) Nude, c.1955
The Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986 catalogue identifies the sitter as the same model as on the verso of Boys on Swing c.1955

PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Gillian Jason Gallery (2) 1986, Gillian Jason Gallery 1993? (as Bird Nesting or The Vandals and dated c.1970, though this work may have been the 1968 study for The Vandals)

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