William Roberts

Cantering to the Post

1949

Artist
William Roberts 1895–1980
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1951
Reference
N06018

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06018 CANTERING TO THE POST 1949

Inscr. ‘Roberts’ b.l.

Canvas, 24×20 (61×51).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1951.
Exh: Artists of Fame and of Promise, Leicester Galleries, July 1949 (172).

The artist wrote (23 July 1951) that this picture was painted early in 1949 and sent to the Royal Academy of that year. Although it was accepted by the Hanging Committee it was not hung, ‘perhaps because only the Munnings’ breed of Race horse is allowed to show its Paces there’.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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