The Dogs of Harith – study

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 Dogs of Harith -- study

The Dogs of Harith – study, 1925–6
Red chalk and pencil, 28 cm x 23.5 cm (the paper has been cut; both pieces are drawn on)

The composition is that of Dogs of the Beni Hillal – an Arabian Legend 1925 and is less elaborate than that in the final drawing.
PROVENANCE: Bayard L. Kilgour Jr > Houghton Library, Harvard University (1966, MS Eng 1653, no. 1)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: National Portrait Gallery 1988

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