Signed l.r.: Rd.St.ARA
Crayon and chalk, 14 by 10 ins (35.5 by 25.5 cm)
Provenance: with James Hyman Fine Art
Sickert?s depictions of the colourful life of theatres and music halls generally date from the middle of the 1880s through to the first years of the twentieth century. They rank amongst the most important contributions to British art of their era. His final paintings were worked up from a fascinating corpus of on-the-spot drawings. The present work is a fine example and is evidence of Sickert?s consistently original approach to composition and use of space, deliberately depicted here at the expense of specific detail, elements central to many of his greatest paintings.
The present work is to be shown in Three Centuries of British Art at the Shepherd and Derom Galleries, New York in late September and October 2011. For more information also contact the gallery:
Shepherd and Derom Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, New York,
Tel: 212-861-4050 - Fax: 212-772-1314
A fully illustrated catalogue will also be available from early September.