The First German Gas Attack at Ypres – 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.

The First German Gas Attacks at Ypres -- study

The First German Gas Attack at Ypres – study, 1918
Red chalk, brushed with water to create pink wash and graphite with grey and brown wash on pink wove paper, squared, 42.9 cm x 52.0 cm

Inscribed 'Roberts, 18' and 'Second Battle of Ypres / Germans use Gas / Canadian Artillery within 200 yds of Enemy / Turcos, Zouaves, Canadians retreating in Gas / fumes through line of Guns'
PROVENANCE: Rudolph Stulik > Browse & Darby > Ernest Cooper > Sotheby's 22 Nov. 1972 (£450) > William Darby > private collection ('D.C') > Christie's 11 Nov. 1988 (£12,100) > National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Tate Gallery 1965, Worthing 1972, Hayward Gallery 1974, Ottawa 2005

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