A Street Fight

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.

A Street Fight

A Street Fight, c.1916
Pencil, blue chalk and gouache, 56 cm x 49.5 cm

In the catalogue of the 1976 Liverpool exhibition this work, which is not signed and seems untypical of Roberts's style, was titled Street Fighting during 1914–18 War and attributed to 'Vorticist School'. It is not known on what grounds it was attributed to Roberts in the 1978 Sotheby's sale.
PROVENANCE: Sir Edward Marsh (d. 1953) > ? > Professor and Mrs E. Boyland > Sotheby's 7 June 1978 (£1,300)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Liverpool 1976, Anthony d'Offay Gallery (2) 1980

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