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The Goats

© estate of John David Roberts. By courtesy of The William Roberts Society. Photo credit: Hatton Gallery

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Presented to the Hatton Gallery in 1956 this work seems to have been painted specifically for the Contemporary Art Society at the suggestion of Wilfrid Evill, who was both a CAS committee member from 1947 to 1957 and a significant Roberts collector. As with many of his later outdoor group scenes, this is an imaginative composition, rather than a depiction of a specific place or event.

Hatton Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne




oil on canvas


H 152.2 x W 119.3 cm

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gift from the Contemporary Art Society, 1956

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Hatton Gallery

The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU England

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