Teaching the Crawl

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.

Teaching the Crawl

Teaching the Crawl, 1957
Pencil and watercolour, 43 cm x 31.3 cm

'[T]his drawing is one of several suggested by my swim practice at the Prince of Wales baths [in Kentish Road, London NW5]; a place where Sickert also liked to do his swimming' – Roberts, Paintings and Drawings (1976) EXHIBITION HISTORY: Royal Academy 1965, Hamet Gallery 1971, Northampton 1971, Exeter 1971, Hamet Gallery 1973
Cf. The Swimming Coach c.1964?

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