The Camden Town Group in Context

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Walter Richard Sickert Female Performer, Vernet's, Dieppe c.1920

Walter Richard Sickert 'Female Performer, Vernet's, Dieppe' c.1920
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
Female Performer, Vernet's, Dieppe c.1920
Ink on account book paper
298 x 150 mm
Tate Archive TGA 8120/3/37
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
This sketch of a female performer is one of several in Tate Archive that depict people in the café, Vernet’s, on the Quai Henry IV in Dieppe. Wendy Baron notes that at this time Sickert frequented the café every evening before the casino opened at midnight, sketching the performers and audience members. As with other sketches from this series (TGA 8120/3/38–44), Sickert has drawn in an account book, and subsequently torn the page out. The drawing is referenced in Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London 2006, no.583.20.

Helena Bonett
September 2010

How to cite

Walter Richard Sickert, Female Performer, Vernet's, Dieppe, c.1920, 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-female-performer-vernets-dieppe-r1104630, accessed 08 March 2021.