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, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/walter-richard-sickert-a-ballerina-pirouetting-r1104722, accessed 22 January 2021.