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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

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

    Bust of Nero, the Artist's Garden, Neuville

    Price Realised  

    Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
    Bust of Nero, the Artist's Garden, Neuville
    signed 'Rd.St' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    9½ x 5½ in. (24.1 x 14 cm.)


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    'The little panel with the bust of Nero, entirely painted in purples and greens, could have been painted at any time between 1903 and 1906' (W. Baron, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, London, 2006, p. 256).

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    Provenance

    Mark Oliver.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 30 June 1933, lot 122.
    J.L. Behrend.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 December 1973, lot 182.
    R. Buckle.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 February 1980, lot 46.


    Literature

    W. Baron, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, London, 2006, p. 256, no. 151.1, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, Redfern Gallery, Early Paintings Walter Sickert, December 1937, no. 41.
    London, Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture by Artists of Fame and Promise, August 1941, no. 4.
    London, Leicester Galleries, The J.L. Behrend Collection, 1962, no. 3.