The Goats

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 Goats

The Goats, 1952
Oil on canvas, 140 cm x 117.5 cm

'An imaginative composition, not done with any particular place in mind. It was painted for the Contemporary Art Society at the suggestion of Wilfrid Evill, who was one of the buyers for the year: Mr Evill told Roberts that, if he painted a picture specially for the CAS, he would buy it from him' – Tate Gallery 1965 catalogue.
PROVENANCE: Contemporary Art Society (1952) > Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1956)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Tate Gallery 1965, Newcastle 2004

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