7 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 6,250
Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
La Rue Notre Dame, Dieppe
signed, dated and dedicated 'To Miss Campbell/Walter Sickert/1898' (lower right), and inscribed 'La Rue Notre Dame Dieppe' (lower left)
pencil, ink and watercolour
7½ x 5½ in. (19.1 x 14 cm.)
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The date of this dedication is exceptionally interesting because it suggests that Sickert devoted himself to this subject from 1898, and not 1899 as has been previously thought. There are nine known watercolours by Sickert of this corner of the rue Notre Dame and Sickert gave several of these to friends, including the present work.
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Gifted by the artist to the present owner's aunt (Miss Campbell).