Walter Richard Sickert

Café des Tribunaux, Dieppe

c.1890

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 603 x 730 mm
frame: 830 x 955 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Miss Sylvia Gosse 1917
Reference
N03182

Display caption

In the 1890s Sickert spent most of his summers at the French port of Dieppe, and from 1896 to 1905 he lived there permanently. At that time it was popular with British artists as well as being a fashionable holiday resort for English people as indicated by a barber’s sign in English on the right. The Café des Tribunaux was at a focal point of the town, where two roads converge, and was frequented by British visitors. Both French realist and Impressionist tendencies are present in the painting.

Gallery label, November 2016

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