27 September 2016,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 18,750
Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (Munich 1860-1942 Bath)
Flowers in a white vase
signed, indistinctly dedicated and dated 'To Miss Regina Middleton/W.Rt. Sickert 1911' (lower left)
oil on canvas
20 x 16¼ in. (50.8 x 41.2 cm.)
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Regina Middleton was a pupil of Sickert at Rowlandson House, the private school Sickert opened in 1910 at 140 Hampstead Road. He considered Middleton his most talented pupil. Several of her pictures including two paintings of flowers, were included in Paintings, Drawings and Etchings by Past and Present Pupils of Mr Sickert, an exhibition held at the Carfax Gallery, London in July 1913 (see W. Baron, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, p. 414).
We are very grateful to Dr Wendy Baron for her assistance in cataloguing lots 218, 219 and 224.
A gift from the artist to Regina Middleton; Christie's, London, 14 December 1973, lot 196, where purchased by Brian Sewell.
W. Baron, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, p. 414, no. 428, illustrated.
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