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Mother and daughter

Circa 1911

Artist
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942)

Etcher
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942)

Etching

Height: 15.9 cm (plate mark); Width: 8.6 cm (plate mark);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed in pencil, recto, lower right

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935
G.1935.SC.42

About this work
In this striking composition two women in coats and hats are seated side-by-side on a bed, facing in opposite directions. The psychological mood seems deliberately ambiguous and the viewer is left to interpret the women’s blank expression. The etching was made from a preparatory drawing (dated 1911, private collection) which Sickert followed closely, replacing the hatched pen strokes with similar lines drawn with the etching needle. Sickert also produced a painting of the same composition which he showed at the first exhibition of the Camden Town Group in 1911. (Permanent collection label)



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

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