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William Roberts:

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.



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 a catalogue for 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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