The Happy Family

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 Happy Family (1924-5)

The Happy Family, 1924
(also dated 1925; painted in Fitzroy Street)
Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 40 cm

PROVENANCE: Sir Edward Marsh > Contemporary Art Society (1925) > Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth (1942/3)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: New Chenil Galleries (1) 1925 ('receding somewhat from the tubular treatment of form by which he learnt his business as a designer and in gay innocence of colour recalling Fra Angelico' – The Times, 5 June 1925), Manchester 1930, Arthur Tooth & Sons 1932, Newcastle 1934, Wolverhampton 1937, Whitechapel Gallery 1937, Tate Gallery 1965, Brighton 1979, Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003, Newcastle 2004

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