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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Portrait of a Woman
Date Made/Found: 1935
Artist: Walter Richard Sickert , British, 1860 - 1942
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Frame: 495 x 440 x 50mm (19 1/2 x 17 5/16 x 1 15/16in.) Sight size: 335 x 284mm (13 3/16 x 11 3/16in.) Overall: 498 x 446 x 48mm (19 5/8 x 17 9/16 x 1 7/8in.)
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.172
This unfinished portrait shows how Sickert created his paintings using a technique he called “squaring up”. He would make a sketch on paper and draw a grid over the top, and his assistant then carefully copied the image onto canvas. Walter Richard Sickert was a German-born British realist painter who was one of the founders of the Camden Town Group. The Camden Town Group artists were post-impressionist painters who often focused on ordinary urban and suburban scenes.
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