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. Any auction prices quoted may not include all fees and taxes, such as VAT and Artist's Resale Right charges.

Fantasy for Flute -- The Professor's Dream -- study

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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