La Plage

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.

La Plage

La Plage (inscribed as title), c.1917
Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour, 15.2 cm x 12 cm

In his Memories of the War to End War 1914–18, Roberts describes how in the winter of 1916–17 he accompanied a Lieutenant Duthey as a servant for a week's rest to Paris-Plage near Boulogne. The title may refer to this location.
PROVENANCE: WR until 1980 > private collection, London, until 1987
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Anthony d'Offay Gallery (2) 1980, New York 1984, New York 1987, Parkin Gallery 1996

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