The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1

Walter Richard Sickert A Man in Hat and Jacket on Stage, ?Vernet's, Dieppe ?c.1919–20

Walter Richard Sickert 'A Man in Hat and Jacket on Stage, ?Vernet's, Dieppe' ?c.1919-20
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
A Man in Hat and Jacket on Stage, ?Vernet's, Dieppe ?c.1919–20
Graphite and crayon on paper
380 x 255 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil 'red' left, 'Green' or 'Glow' top left, and '8' and '9' written over each other top right.
Tate Archive TGA 8120/3/63
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 study Walter Sickert depicts a performer on stage; the placement of the figure’s hands suggests that he is playing a wind instrument, but it has not been drawn. Diagonal lines from the top left of the study show the spotlight falling on the performer. Sickert has used crayon to outline the figure’s hat and jacket (see also TGA 8120/3/64). Previously this work has been catalogued as a drawing of Vernet’s, a cabaret café on the Quai Henri IV in Dieppe.

Helena Bonett
June 2011

How to cite

Walter Richard Sickert, A Man in Hat and Jacket on Stage, ?Vernet's, Dieppe, ?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-man-in-hat-and-jacket-on-stage-vernets-dieppe-r1104721, accessed 23 November 2019.