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Sickert in Dieppe

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


The British artist Walter Sickert (1860–1942) had a sustained fascination with the fashionable seaside resort of Dieppe in France. ‘Sickert in Dieppe’ demonstrates the artist’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898–1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings, etchings, and archival materials show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter – the town’s architecture, harbour and fishing quarter, shops, café culture and inhabitants – whilst charting the development of his pictorial technique during this period.

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(1902), Walter Sickert.

The Façade of St Jacques, Dieppe (1902), Walter Sickert. Private collection. Image courtesy the Fine Art Society

(c. 1902–03), Walter Sickert.

The Fair at Night (c. 1902–03), Walter Sickert. Touchstones Rochdale (Link4Life)

(1920–26), Walter Sickert

Dieppe Races (1920–26), Walter Sickert Image courtesy Birmingham Museums Trust

(1924–26), Walter Sickert.

The System (1924–26), Walter Sickert. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

(1900), Walter Sickert.

La Rue Pecquet (1900), Walter Sickert. Image courtesy Birmingham Museums Trust

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