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Purchased, 1978. Museums Sheffield
Study for the Soldiers of King Albert the Ready
Date Made/Found: 1914
Artist: Walter Richard Sickert , British, 1860 - 1942
Material and Medium: pen and ink on paper
Dimensions: Sight size: 313 x 240mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4517
This pencil drawing is a study for the oil painting of the same title in the collection. The scene was based on a real event during the defence of the Belgian city Liege in the First World War. Walter Sickert was confined to England during the war and was unable to become a solider due to being born in Germany. He regarded himself as a military painter and spent this time in London, working in his studio in Red Lion Square, where he painted scenes of the war.
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