Cantering to the Post

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.

Cantering to the Post, 1949

Cantering to the Post, 1949
Oil on canvas, 61 cm x 50.8 cm

'The artist wrote . . . that this picture was painted early in 1949 and sent to the Royal Academy of that year. Although it was accepted by the Hanging Committee it was not hung, "perhaps because only the Munnings' breed of racehorse is allowed to show its paces there"' – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue
PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist by the Tate in 1951 (N06018)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (2) 1949, Tate Gallery 1965, Newcastle 2004

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