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Nude standing at wash basin - Sally
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Nude standing at wash basin - Sally

Circa 1911

Walter Richard Sickert (1860 - 1942)

Medium : material : pen and ink; support : material : paper

Height: 36.2 cm; Width: 26.3 cm;


Signed, bottom margin, Sickert

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Browse, Lillian; gift; 1982

About this work
Sickert began to draw the model known as ‘Sally’ nude from 1909. Here she is depicted in front of a semi-circular washstand with distinctive barley twist legs. The mixture of cross-hatching, thick diagonal pen strokes and more fluid lines is typical of a later, more experimental, phase in Sickert’s draughtsmanship. The works of this period project the artist’s conviction that different methods of mark making, including etching and drawing, were closely related, as demonstrated in this linear drawing which resembles an etching. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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