The Camden Town Group in Context

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Walter Richard Sickert A Ballerina Pirouetting ?c.1919–20

Walter Richard Sickert 'A Ballerina Pirouetting' ?c.1919-20
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
A Ballerina Pirouetting ?c.1919–20
Graphite and crayon on paper
370 x 235 mm
Tate Archive TGA 8120/3/64
Presented by Mrs Andrina Tritton in 1981, from the estate of her mother, Mrs Andrina Schweder, the sister of Walter Sickert's second wife Christine Drummond Angus (c.1877-1920)
© Estate of Walter R. Sickert / DACS
In this drawing Walter Sickert has drawn a ballerina pirouetting with a stage-set depicting a landscape behind. He has used crayon to emphasise her movements and parts of her clothes and hair (see also TGA 8120/3/63). It is possible that Sickert made this drawing while in Dieppe in c.1919–20.

Helena Bonett
September 2010

How to cite

Walter Richard Sickert, A Ballerina Pirouetting, ?c.1919-20, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012,, accessed 16 April 2024.