Nativity – 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.


Nativity – study, c.1913
(inscribed 'Study for a Nativity' and signed)
Charcoal and watercolour, 28 cm x 35.5 cm

PROVENANCE: Wyndham T. Vint > Bradford Art Gallery and Museum
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Chenil Galleries 1923, Bradford 1934 ('assorted bundles, which [Roberts] humorously styles a "Study for a Natavity [sic]"' – Yorkshire Post, 1 Nov. 1934), Perth 1936, Cheltenham 1937, Gateshead 1938, Bradford 1954, Hull 1956, Tate Gallery 1956, Hayward Gallery 1974, Leeds/Ben Uri Gallery 2003

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