Demolition Squad

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.

Demolition Squad

Demolition Squad, 1941
Oil on canvas, 54 cm x 78 cm

'Probably Christopher Wren's Christ Church Greyfriars in Newgate Street, which was virtually destroyed in the extremely severe raid on December 29 1940' – Art Fund website, accessed 20 Feb. 2018
PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist by A. E. Hendrickson > Gillian Jason Gallery > Corporation of London, Guildhall Art Gallery (purchased for £50,000 through Gillian Jason Gallery with the aid of the Art Fund 1992)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (2) 1941, Redfern Gallery 1942, Tate Gallery 1965, Parkin Gallery 1976

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