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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 459


    Price Realised  


    signed inscribed and dated 'Sickert Baccarat 60 rue des Vignes Auteuil 19-24' (lower right)
    10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.5 x 20.7 cm.)

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    In 1920 Sickert executed many studies of the gaming tables of the Casino facing the seafront at the end of the Rue Aguado. During the summer the Casino was patronised by a fashionable clientele, amongst whom his friend Lady Blanche Hosier, the mother of Lady Winston Churchill, and it was she who complained that the players might be recognised from his drawings. Sickert then drew more discreetly on small cards. The present work is unusual in that it shows the croupier in his special chair frame. The lower inscription is undoubtedly an address noted by Sickert on the nearest piece of paper to hand, and bears no relation to the drawing.

    We are very grateful to Dr. Wendy Baron for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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    (Possibly) Sir Kenneth Clark.
    (Possibly) with Colnaghi's.
    (Possibly) Christie's London, 10 May 1974, lot 182.
    Fine Art Society, London, 1977. Robert Haines, Sydney.
    Sir Tristan Antico, Australia, Sotheby's London, 22 June 1994, lot 55. Christie's London, 23 March 1997, lot 201 where purchased by Robert Kime.


    Dr.W.Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, London and New Haven, 2006, p.474, cat. 547, p.474.


    (Possibly) London, National Gallery, 1941, no.113.
    Bath, 1977, no.17.
    Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Survey of Drawing, The Drawings of Walter Richard Sickert, 1979, no.72 (illustrated): this exhibition travelled to Brisbane, Civic Art Gallery; and Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria.