Sickert’s travels were confined to England during the First World War. In the summer of 1915 he travelled to Chagford, an ancient town situated on the north eastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Here he made a large number of drawings, tinted with watercolour or wash. The churchyard was a favourite motif and the subject of several oil paintings
- Accession Number P101
- Dimensions 51 X 40.5 CM
- Media WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER
A medium in which ground pigments are mixed to produce a paste or liquid that can be applied to a surface by a brush or other tool; the most common oil used by artists is linseed, this can be thinned with turpentine spirit to produce a thinner and more fluid paint. The oil dries with a hard film, and the brightness of the colour is protected. Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas.
A paint composed of water-soluble pigment, which has been ground in gum, usually gum Arabic. When made opaque with white, watercolour is generally called gouache. Colours are usually applied and spread with brushes and water, but other tools can also be used. Most watercolour painting is done on paper, but other absorbent grounds can also be employed. The term also denotes a work of art executed in this medium.
- Portugal, Lisbon, Secretariado Nacional Da Informacao
- UK, London, New Burlington Galleries