29 September 2020
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Walter Richard Sickert, A.R.A. (1860-1942)
San Barnaba, Venice
signed and dedicated 'Au Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fézenac/Sickert-/Venise./Ce Venise que les Italiens apellent Venezia.' (lower left)
black chalk and watercolour on paper
12 ¼ x 10 3/8 in. (31.1 x 26.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1901.
A gift from the artist to Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fézenac.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 July 1986, lot 256, as 'Eglise a Venise'.
with Browse & Darby, London, where purchased by the present owners' mother, and by descent.
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W. Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, p. 272, no. 173.3.
We are very grateful to Dr Wendy Baron for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.
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