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.


Moonsnatchers, c.1919 (signed and inscribed)
Pencil and watercolour, 20.3 cm x 12.7 cm

Given WR's association with the Sitwells at this time, this work may relate to the lines 'Let us tear the paper moon / From its empty dome' in Osbert Sitwell's poem '"How Shall We Rise to Greet the Dawn?"' (1918).
PROVENANCE: Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne, 8 Nov. 1990 (£2,200) > ? > Sotheby's 11 Mar. 1992 (£4,180) > ? > Sandra Lummis, London > Christie's 5 Nov. 1999 (£5,520)

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