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Fantasy for Flute The Professor's Dream 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.
Fantasy for Flute The Professor's Dream study, 1942
Pencil, squared, 19 cmx 14 cm
Study for an illustration in [John] David Roberts, Fantasy for Flute (Oxford: Vincent Printing Works, 1942): 'For Horror ! as he slept the sage / imagined himself in a cage / the subject of experiments / designed to test his common-sense / and clarify the mental voids of certain / learned anthropoids. / In evening dress of faultless trim / nine chimpanzees surrounded him, / discussing in an undertone / exhibit three, now being shown.'
PROVENANCE: Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014)
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