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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)

    Study for Vernet's, Dieppe

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    Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
    Study for Vernet's, Dieppe
    signed 'Sickert' (lower right) and inscribed 'Vernet's (lower centre)
    ink and watercolour
    11 ¾ x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1920.

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    The composition of the present lot closely relates to the painting Vernet's, Dieppe, circa 1920 (see W. Baron, Sickert: Paintings & Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, pp. 495-6, no. 582, illustrated). The hatching and emphatic tonal patterning of this drawing suggests it may have been executed as a preliminary idea for a potential etching. Sickert was publishing a number of etchings in 1920, including several of Dieppe subjects. He could well have considered, and rejected, this view of Vernet's as a subject.

    We are very grateful to Dr Wendy Baron for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.


    Arthur Knyvett-Lee, and by descent.