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Mother and daughter

Circa 1911

Walter Richard Sickert (1860 - 1942)

Walter Richard Sickert (1860 - 1942)


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

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

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935

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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