Swan Upping

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.

Swan Upping

Swan Upping, c.1925
Watercolour and pencil, 24 cm x 16 cm

Swan Upping is the traditional census, treatment and allocation of swans on the River Thames which takes place in July each year.
PROVENANCE: Christie’s 4 Mar. 1983 (£1,200) > ? > Sotheby’s 7 Mar. 1990 (£3,116) > Albemarle Gallery > ? > Bonhams 22 Nov. 2022 (£15,300)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Spink & Son 1993, Parkin Gallery 1996

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