The Travelling Cradle

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.

The Travelling Cradle

The Travelling Cradle (aka The Builder's Cradle), 1920 (also dated as 1918)
Pen, ink, pencil and wash, 58.8 cm x 43 cm

PROVENANCE: Leicester Galleries > Southampton City Art Gallery (1957, Frederick William Smith Bequest Fund)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: New English Art Club 1920 ('Mr. William Roberts's "Travelling Cradle" . . . is one of the most interesting works in the exhibition. He has, by his formula, given an almost musical uniformity to the figures without robbing them of life. They are all working together; and it is their collective effort that he has drawn, and made a curious, complex, yet harmonious beauty out of it' – The Times, 7 June 1920), Independent Gallery 1921, Leicester Galleries (1) 1957, Arts Council 1965, Tate Gallery 1965, Arts Council (2) 1980, Estorick Collection 2004

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