Illustrations © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society.

The News

The News (aka Public Library), 1941

[Last revised 27 June 2017]

New exhibitions featuring William Roberts

The 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 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 auction

On 12 June Sotheby's sold the oil The Tea Garden 1928 for £848,750:

The Tea Garden

The Tea Garden 1928

On 14 June Bonhams sold the drawing Making the Bed c.1963 for £6,000 and the watercolour The Fountain 1967 for £32,500):

Making the Bed

Making the Bed c.1963

The Fountain

The Fountain 1967

On 26–7 June Christie's sold the drawings The Walking Delegates 1919 for £100,000 and Sarah, the Artist's Wife 1927 for £7,500 and the watercolour Saloon Bar c.1944 for £106,250:

The Walking Delegates

The Walking Delegates 1919

Sarah, the Artist's Wifer

Sarah, the Artist's Wife 1927

Saloon Bar

Saloon Bar c.1944

At Christie's South Kensington on 23 March, Christopher Milford c.1944 sold for £21,250 and the oil The Fountain 1967 sold for £137,000.

Christopher Milford

Christopher Milford c.1944

The Fountain

The Fountain 1967

In Christie's online sale of Modern British Art on 2–13 December, the 1927 portrait drawing A. E. Coppard sold for £10,625.

A. E. Coppard

A. E. Coppard, 1927

In Christie's sale of Modern British and Irish Art on 23–4 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

The Leave Train, 1916

The Swans

The Swans, 1972

Life Class

Life Class, 1976

In Sotheby's sale of Modern and Post-War British Art on 22–3 November the drawing The Harem c.1916 sold for £93,750, the watercolour Pollarding c.1944–6 for £21,250, and the 1964 oil The Bicycle Lesson for £68,750.

The Harem

The Harem, c.1916


Pollarding, 1944–6?

The Bicycle Lesson

The Bicycle Lesson, 1964

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