The Flying Dutchman

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 Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman – study, c.1915
Pencil, pen and ink, inscribed, 21 cm x 16 cm

When this was exhibited at the Hamet Gallery and the Parkin Gallery (see below), the catalogues described it as ‘Design for: The Flying Dutchman’, though the context in which the design might have been used is not known and the description may simply have been referring to the drawing being a study for an unrealised project.
PROVENANCE: Christie's South Kensington 3 Mar. 1986 (estimate £600–£800) > ? > Christie's South Kensington 25 Sept. 1986 > ? > South Kensington Christie's 13 June 2002 (£1,763) > ? > Sotheby's 19 May 2004 (£1,800) > ? > Christie's South Kensington 22 Mar. 2012 (estimate £3,000–£5,000; unsold) > Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne, 23 Oct. 2020 (£3,250)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Hamet Gallery 1971, Northampton 1971, Hamet Gallery 1973, Parkin Gallery 1976

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