T00322 ATHLETES EXERCISING IN A GYMNASIUM c. 1918–20
Inscr. ‘William Roberts’ b.r.
Pen, pencil and watercolour, 17 3/4×14 1/8 (45×36).
Purchased from the Reid Gallery (Grant-in-Aid with assistance from the Cleve Fund) 1960.
Coll: Louis Golding until 1958.
Exh: (?) Group X, Mansard Gallery, March–April 1920 (Roberts 1), as ‘Athletes exercising in a Gymnasium’.
Purchased under the title ‘Gymnastics’, this drawing is probably identical with ‘Athletes exercising in a Gymnasium’ exhibited at Group X in 1920. It is similar in style to the pen drawing ‘Boxers’ reproduced in the catalogue of this exhibition.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II