Towards Better Health – 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.

Towards Better Health

Towards Better Health – study, c.1953
Pencil and watercolour, 18.4 cm x 13.3 cm

A draft of a cover design for the 'Complete Descriptive Catalogue' of Ernest Cooper's London Health Centre Ltd. The final version of this artwork was used on the cover of a 1953 catalogue, and it is probable that this drawing was produced at around this date.
PROVENANCE: Hamet Gallery > A. Morrill (1972) > Bonhams 22 Nov. 2000 (£3,200, with two other works) > ? > Christie's 1 Mar. 2006 (£2,400)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Exeter 1971 (where dated 1943)
Cf. Mother and Children Picnicking c.1948, Salads for All Seasons, 1948–53, Bakers at Work c.1953, Children Eating and Drinking c.1953

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