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Illustrations © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society.
The News (aka Public Library), 1941
[Last revised 24 March 2017]
New exhibitions featuring William RobertsThe following works by Roberts are on show at various public galleries in the UK:
The Return of Ulysses 1913 is on show at the Castle Museum, Nottingham.
The Diners 1919 is on show at in the Media Networks (sic) display on Level 4 at Tate Modern.
The Cinema 1920 is on show at Tate Britain.
Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple 1925 is on display at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
The Dance Club 1923 and The Family 1934 are on display at Leeds City Art Gallery.
The Happy Family 1924 is on show at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth.
The Paddock 1928 is on show in the Fred Packard Gallery of British Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket, until April 2017.
Dressmakers c.1931 is on show at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
Punting on the Cherwell 1939 is on show at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.
The Common Market 1963 is on show at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston.
The Flower Arrangement 1944 is part of the exhibition 'Drawn from Life: People on Paper' (from the Arts Council Collection) at the F. E. McWilliam Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down, from 4 February to 2 April 2017; Leamington Spa Art Gallery from 8 July to 17 September 2017.
The information above is believed to be accurate, but it would probably be worth checking with the galleries before making a special trip to any of them. Please click here for a list of other works by Roberts in public collections, which can usually be viewed by appointment.
WR at auctionAt Christie's South Kensington on 23 March, Christopher Milford c.1944 sold for £21,250 and The Fountain 1967 sold for £137,000.
Christopher Milford c.1944
The Fountain 1967
In Christie's online sale of Modern British Art on 213 December, the 1927 portrait drawing A. E. Coppard sold for £10,625.
A. E. Coppard, 1927
In Christie's sale of Modern British and Irish Art on 234 November, the 1916 drawing The Leave Train sold for £377,000 and the oils The Swans 1972 and Life Class 1976 sold for £43,750 and £37,500 respectively.
The Leave Train, 1916
The Swans, 1972
Life Class, 1976
In Sotheby's sale of Modern and Post-War British Art on 223 November the drawing The Harem c.1916 sold for £93,750, the watercolour Pollarding c.19446 for £21,250, and the 1964 oil The Bicycle Lesson for £68,750.
The Harem, c.1916
The Bicycle Lesson, 1964
On 25 July Whyte's of Dublin sold Crabs c.1958 for €2,100:
At Christie's South Kensington on 14 July The Acrobats 194059 was sold for £7,500, The Bonfire 19667 (a study for Autumn 19667) also for £7,500, a study for The Swings 19678 for £8,750, and a study for Masks c.1932 for £20,000):
The Acrobats, 194059
The Bonfire, 19667
The Masks study, c.1932
The Swings study, 19678
On 30 June Christie's sold Primrose Hill c.1930 for £818,500 the second-highest price ever paid for a work by Roberts at auction:
Primrose Hill, c.1930
On 2021 June Christie's sold War Celebrations 1919 for £434,500 a new auction record for a work on paper by Roberts and a study for Bath-night 1929 for £74,500:
War Celebrations, 1919
Bath-night study, 1929
On 14 June Sotheby's sold British Military Cemetery 1918 for £33,750:
British Military Cemetery, 1918
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