Gaite Rochechouart

Walter Richard Sickert, RA (Munich 1860 – Bathampton 1942)
National Trust Inventory Number 769760

Category Paintings
Date 1889 - 1891
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 320 x 150 mm
Place of origin
Collection Mottisfont, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Mottisfont, Hampshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Gaite Rochechouart, by Walter Richard Sickert, RA (Munich 1860 – Bathampton 1942), 1889 - 1891.

Full description

Oil painting on canvas, Gaite Rochechouart, by Walter Richard Sickert, RA (Munich 1860 – Bathampton 1942), 1889 - 1891.

Sickert was the ‘father’ of the Camden Town painters, an exhibiting society at the core of the London Group. A quarrelsome man, he did not initially exhibit with them, but his opinions were still a forceful presence. In a speech at the Group’s first show, Sickert argued that it should stay free from attachment to any specific style or faction. This set up the diversity that has been one of the London Group’s great strengths.

His own approach had been shaped by time spent in Paris painting in many of the locations where his mentor Edgar Degas had worked. He was particularly fascinated by music halls such as the Rochechouart theatre in Montmartre. This was considered vulgar subject matter by many critics. Inspired by Japanese prints, Sickert also challenged expectations by cutting figures off and decentralising his composition.

Provenance

Presented by Derek Hill (1916 - 2000) through The National Art Collections Fund (Art Fund), 1996

Makers and roles

Walter Richard Sickert, RA (Munich 1860 – Bathampton 1942), artist

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