Walter Richard Sickert

Les Arcades de la Poissonnerie, Dieppe

c.1900

Artist
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 612 x 502 mm
frame: 878 x 775 x 62 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1939
Reference
N05045

Not on display

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Following the breakdown of his marriage, Sickert moved to Dieppe in 1898, where he remained for the next seven years. 'I cannot stand another winter in London', he had written, 'It is too dark and life is too short.' He devoted himself solely to painting the town, capturing its ordinary and slightly shabby streets and houses with an informal naturalism. His friend Jacques-Emile Blanche, the French painter, wrote 'No other artist has so perfectly felt and expressed the character of the town, whose Canaletto he has become.'
The Arcades de la Poissonnerie are next to the harbour in Dieppe.

Gallery label, September 2004

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