The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1

Walter Richard Sickert with his Head Shaved c.1920

Walter Richard Sickert with his Head Shaved c.1920
Walter Richard Sickert with his Head Shaved c.1920
Photograph, black and white, on paper (photographer unknown)
149 x 110 mm
Inscribed in an unknown hand 'Photo of Sickert, he shaved his head' on back
Tate Archive TGA 8120/2/3
Walter Sickert was well known for changing his appearance dramatically throughout his life. He enjoyed being viewed in a range of guises and personas, and in this photograph there is a rare opportunity to see the artist with his head shaved. Sickert shaved his head on a few occasions, one of which was after the death of his second wife Christine Drummond Angus in 1920 as an expression of his grief.

Helena Bonett
September 2010

How to cite

Walter Richard Sickert with his Head Shaved, 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-with-his-head-shaved-r1104726, accessed 22 October 2019.