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The Brighton Pierrots

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Sickert stayed with his friend Walter Taylor at Brighton in August and September 1915 where he had access to the pierrots on the Promenade. He told Ethel Sands that he went every night for five weeks to the Pierrot Theatre. He painted this painting on his return to London and sold it to Morton Sands. Sir William and Lady Jowett immediately commissioned a replica (Tate Britain).

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1915

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 64 x W 76.8 cm

Accession number

WA2001.29

Acquisition method

Presented by the Christopher Sands Trust, 2001

Work type

Painting


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