The Horse Dealers

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 Horse Dealers

The Horse Dealers, 1955
Watercolour and black crayon, 50.8 cm x 44.5 cm

' . . . in February 1958 I had my last exhibition at the Leicester . . . One drawing "The Horse Dealers" priced at £25 was sold to Fredddie Mayor at a reduced sum; because, as [gallery owner Oliver] Brown explained to me afterwards ,"Mayor is a dealer." However, Freddie lost no time in selling it almost immediately to the Tate Gallery at much more than the "Cut Price" he paid for it' – William Roberts, Five Posthumous Essays and Other Writings (Valencia, 1990), p. 116.
PROVENANCE: Tate Gallery (T00174)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (1) 1958

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