Walter Sickert 1860-1942

Provenance

Mr Deighton; Ralph Sassoon

Christie’s 8 June 1984 (25)

Private Collection

Exhibitions

London, Carfax Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert, 1914 (41) 

Literature

Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006) p.354 no.323.1
The church of St Rémy was built between 1522 and 1640 and is the second largest church in Dieppe. In the distance of the composition are houses in the former rue Farinette (now rue 19 Août 1942).

The trees in the foreground and background are fuller and taller than in earlier versions, as Wendy Baron has commented. The design is the same as the Berheim family painting (Baron 323), except striations in the surface of the road are indicated in the immediate foreground and a cart is included in the rue St Rémy on the left.