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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Folk Dance



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Folk Dance

Folk Dance, 1936
Oil on canvas, 86 cm x 127 cm

'[E]xhibited at the London Group in 1938 under a title given by someone else, "The Lambeth Walk". However, it does not represent the Lambeth Walk, or, for that matter, any folk dance in particular' – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue. PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist by Ernest Cooper > Sotheby's 1986 > Sotheby's 22 June 1994 > Private collection
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries 1938, London Group 1938 ('the first record in art of a phenomenon in the modern ballroom: the change from the face-to-face shuffle into more open, even individual, steps which point to the return of the square dance' – The Bystander, 30 Nov. 1938), Redfern Gallery 1942, Tate Gallery 1965, Southampton 1967, Worthing 1972
REPRODUCED: The Bystander, 30 Nov. 1938




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