The Camden Town Group in Context

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Walter Richard Sickert Grand Piano and Pianist c.1922

Walter Richard Sickert 'Grand Piano and Pianist' c.1922
Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942
Grand Piano and Pianist c.1922
Graphite and red ink on paper
355 x 230 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil 'purple | grey', 'yellow', 'green | grey' top, 'mauve', '18 x 16 | golden' right, 'v green', 'purple' bottom middle, 'chrome', 'purple grey mauve', 'chrome', 'grey' left.
Tate Archive TGA 8120/3/48
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 study of a pianist is annotated with various colour notations and has been squared-up with red ink for transfer to canvas. Wendy Baron notes that this drawing most probably forms part of a series of sketches that Sickert undertook towards the end of 1922, and the location is most likely a music hall in the East End. The drawing is referenced in Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London 2006, no.587.2.

Helena Bonett
September 2010

How to cite

Walter Richard Sickert, Grand Piano and Pianist, c.1922, 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-grand-piano-and-pianist-r1104632, accessed 22 January 2021.