17 November 2006
Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
La Halle au Lin, Dieppe
signed 'Sickert' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1900.
Galerie Bernard Lorenceau, Paris.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 July 1964, lot 157.
Derek Hill; Sotheby's, London, 3 July 2002, lot 48.
with James Hyman, London, where acquired by the present owner.
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W. Baron, Sickert, London, 1973, p. 323, no. 121 (2).
W. Baron, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, p. 248, no. 141.1.
London, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, 1960, no. 13.
Wendy Baron comments, 'The area which Sickert called 'La Halle au Lin' was renamed rue Ste Catherine in the early 19th century. Perhaps in earlier times there had been a flax market on the street. The cross (just visible in paintings of the South Façade of St Jacques) within the open space between the south-west corner of St Jacques and rue Ste Catherine marks the former cemetary' (see W. Baron, loc. cit, 2006).
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