Going to Swim

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.

Going to Swim

Going to Swim (aka Men Bathing), 1930 (also dated 1933)
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 39.5 cm

PROVENANCE: Montague Shearman > Redfern Gallery > Edward Le Bas (1965) > ? > Richard Burrows
EXHIBITION HISTORY: London Artists' Association (3) 1931 (30 gns; 'A detail that struck a feminine observer – this artist sees the immense decorative possibilities of the knitted pull-over' – The Graphic, 7 Nov. 1931, probably thinking of this work), Redfern Gallery (1) 1940, Arts Council 1951, Bradford 1954, Royal Academy Diploma Gallery 1963, Tate Gallery 1965, Nottingham 2006, Chichester 2007

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