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Ennui

Photo credit: Tate

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The title means ‘boredom’ in French. Sickert suggests the dislocated relationship between the figures by their lack of communication and their surroundings. Despite their close physical proximity, the man and woman face in opposite directions, staring off into space. The room furnishings reinforce the theme, in particular the bell jar containing stuffed birds. This is a marriage suffocating with boredom.

  • Date

    c.1914

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    152.4 x 112.4 cm

  • Accession number

    N03846

  • Acquisition method

    Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924

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