Mother and Children Picnicking

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.

Mother and Children Picnicking

Mother and Children Picnicking, c.1948
Pen and ink, 15 cm x 15 cm

Artwork used on the front cover of the second edition of the booklet Good Food for Growing Children, published by Ernest Cooper’s London Health Centre Ltd in 1948. This was the third in a series of four LHC recipe booklets, and was first published in either 1945 or 1946.
PROVENANCE: Ernest Cooper> Sotheby’s 3 Mar. 1999 (lot 120, with 12 other drawings, £10,925) > Abbott & Holder > private collection
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Worthing 1972, Abbott & Holder 1999 (where dated c.1945)
REPRODUCED: On the cover of Good Food for Growing Children and in a 1954 calendar for the London Health Centre

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