Walter Richard Sickert

Sir Alec Martin, KBE

1935

Not on display

Artist
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1397 × 1079 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Alec Martin KBE through the Art Fund 1958
Reference
T00221

Display caption

Sickert's late portraits were nearly all executed from photographs. They were usually of public figures viewed informally, as in the portraits of Sir Alec Martin, his wife and their son. These paintings were all based on photographs taken by Sickert's wife, Thérèse Lessore. Sir Alec, chairman of Christie's until 1958, was Sickert's friend and executor. In the early 1930s he had come to Sickert's aid financially.

Gallery label, August 2004

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