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

The Toast (Trelawney of the Wells)

Details
Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
The Toast (Trelawney of the Wells)
signed 'Sickert.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
18 x 15¼ in. (45.7 x 38.3 cm.)
Painted in 1898.
Provenance
André Gide.
with Leicester Galleries, London, 1952, where purchased by Hugh Beaumont.
Literature
L. Browse, Sickert, London, 1960, p. 64, pl. 12.
W. Baron, Sickert, London, 1973, no. 79.
W. Baron, Sickert Paintings & Drawings, London, 2006, p. 215, no. 98.2, illustrated.
Exhibited
Munich, Glaspalast, Offizieller Katalog der Münchener Jahresausstellung, 1903, as 'Wein, Weib und Gesang'.
Paris, Galerie Cardo, Walter R. Sickert, November - December 1930, no. 57, as 'Scène du Théâtre'.
London, Leicester Galleries, New Year Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Artists, January 1952, no. 56.

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Lot Essay

Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont, was one of the most influential theatre producers in London during the middle of 20th Century. Setting up H.M. Tennant Ltd in 1936 with Harry Tennant, he went on to produce many very successful productions, including Noel Coward's Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit.

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