Therese Lessore
  • The Audience -

    Signed and dated l.r.: Lessore/1920

    Watercolour over pencil, 12 by 7 ? ins (30.5 by 19 cm)

    Exhibited: Therese Lessore, Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, R.E.Wilson, St James?s, c.1925, no.24


    Although better known as Walter Sickert?s wife, Lessore was an outstanding painter in her own right, a prize winner as a student at the Slade and a regular exhibitor on the London scene from the 1910s and 1920s. As well as the voyeuristic approach to observation so typical of her friends from the Camden Town group, the present drawing also reflects something of the influence of Vorticism, particularly the early work of William Roberts, a style that was so fashionable at this date.

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