Walter Richard Sickert

ST. JACQUES, DIEPPE

c 1899/1900 Walter Richard Sickert (1860 − 1942)

In the winter of 1898 Sickert left London for Dieppe, supposedly because of his recent divorce, but his chief motive was that he wanted a change of subject matter well away from the portrait work of his London years. The cathedral church of St Jacques was one such subject that Sickert painted from different views and in differing light conditions; the most completely realised painting is in the collection of the Whitworth Art Gallery www.whitworth.man.ac.ukand shows St Jacques at dusk. Sickert also made a large number of highly finished coloured drawings of the subject and it is likely that these were made at the same time as the paintings but were not intended as preparatory drawings but finished works in their own right. There were uncharacteristic of the artist’s work at the time and were most likely inspired by commercial motives. Mr Brown from the Fine Art Society in London visited Sickert in Dieppe and advised him that 'watercolours always sold well’. Sickert reported to a friend that Brown had taken two drawings back to London to discuss the possibility of an exhibition of such work at their London gallery.

  • Accession Number P2515
  • Dimensions 23 X 18.5 CM
  • Media CHALK, WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL ON PAPER

Glossary

  • Painting

    Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.

Work Theme

Past exhibitions

WALTER SICKERT - PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ETCHINGS

  • 1993
    • Netherlands, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum

BRITISH DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM ROWLANDSON TO RILEY

  • 1982
    • Scotland, Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy
    • Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum Of Art
    • China, Shenyang, Shenyang Art Gallery
    • China, Beijing, China Art Gallery

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING 1900-1962

  • 1964
    • Romania, Palace Of Culture
    • Romania, Bucharest, National Gallery
    • Slovakia, Bratislava, Mirbach Palace & Palffy Palace
    • Czechoslovakia, Prague, ULUV Exhibition Hall
  • 1963
    • Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Museum

JELENKORI BRIT FESTESZET

  • 1963
    • Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Museum

AGUARELAS E DESENHOS INGLSES DO SECULO VINTE

  • 1955
    • Portugal, Lisbon, Secretariado Nacional Da Informacao

BRITISH DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS OF THE 20TH CENTURY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL

  • 1980
    • Germany, Karl-Marx-Stadt, Stadtische Kunstammlungen
    • Germany, Weimar, Kunstammlungen
    • Germany, Leipzig, Altes Rathaus
    • Germany, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
  • 1978
    • Czechoslovakia, Prague, Kinsky Palace
    • Czechoslovakia, Ceske Budejovice, Ceske Budejovice
    • Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery
  • 1977
    • Romania, Bucharest, National Gallery
    • Germany, Berlin, Neue Berliner Galerie
  • 1976
    • Hungary, Budapest, National Gallery
    • Bulgaria, Sofia, National Gallery
  • 1975
    • France, Bourges, Maison De La Culture
  • 1974
    • Korea, Seoul, National Museum Of Contemporary Art
  • 1973
    • Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo
    • Japan, Sendai, Sendai
    • Japan, Yokohama, Yokohama
    • Japan, Nagano, Nagano
  • 1969
    • Chile, Chile
  • 1968
    • Argentina, Buenos Aires, British Council Office - Buenos Aires
  • 1966
    • Algeria, Algiers, British Council Office - Algiers
  • 1965
    • Hong Kong, Hong Kong City Hall Art Gallery
  • 1964
    • Lebanon, Sursock Museum
  • 1963
    • Gibraltar, Calpe Institute
    • Malta, Valletta, Malta Society Of Arts
  • 1962
    • Greece, Athens, Centre Of Letters And Fine Arts Of The Ministry Of Education
  • 1961
    • Finland, Finland
  • 1960
    • Austria, Vienna, British Council Office - Vienna
  • 1958
    • Belgium, Belgium
  • 1955
    • Canada, Canada
    • Portugal, Coimbra, Museu Da Nacional Machado De Castro
    • Portugal, Porto, Museu Nacional Soares Dos Reis
    • Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon
  • 1954
    • Israel, Haifa, Museum Of Modern Art
    • Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum
  • 1953
    • New Zealand, Palmerston, The Science Centre And Manawatu Museum
    • New Zealand, Wanganni
    • New Zealand, Nelson, Suter Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Auckland, Aukland City Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington City Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Napier, Napier
    • New Zealand, Christchurch, Robert Mcdougall Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • 1952
    • Spain, Madrid, British Institute
    • Spain, Barcelona, British Institute
    • Germany, Heidelberg, Kurpfalzisches Museum
    • Germany, Mannheim, Kunsthalle
    • Germany, Konstanz, Europahaus
  • 1951
    • Germany, Dortmund, Museum Am Ostwall
    • Germany, Kunsthalle
    • Germany, Munich, Amerika Haus
    • Germany, Wiesbaden, Landesmuseum
    • Germany, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PRINTS AND DRAWINGS FROM THE WAKEFIELD COLLECTION

  • 1950
    • Fiji, Suva, Fiji Arts Club
  • 1949
    • New Zealand, Hamilton, Waikato Museum Of Art & History
    • New Zealand, Rotorua, Society Of Arts
  • 1948
    • New Zealand, Auckland, Aukland City Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Wellington, National Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Napier, Napier
    • New Zealand, Wanganni
    • Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery
    • Australia, Art Gallery Of New South Wales
  • 1947
    • Australia, Hobart, Hobart
    • Australia, Melbourne, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
    • Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery Of South Australia
    • Australia, Perth, Art Gallery Of Western Australia
    • UK, London, Victoria And Albert Museum

CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH WATERCOLOURS

  • 1943
    • Sweden, Malmo, Malmo Museum
    • Sweden, Stockholm, Nationalmusei
    • Sweden, Goteborg, Konstmuseum, Konsthallen
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