TWO WOMEN IN A BEDROOM c 1912
Walter Richard Sickert (1860 – 1942)
- 31.7 X 21.6 CM
- PEN AND INK ON LINED PAPER
- Accession number
In 1911 the Camden Town Group was formed and Sickert, as a founding member, was closely involved with the organisation of their first exhibitions in June and December of that year. The group grew out of the need felt by some of its members to show their work in a sympathetic, and to some extent exclusive, environment. During this period Sickert’s output of drawings was huge, no doubt because the time spent organising the exhibitions left him little time to concentrate on painting. His pen and ink drawings of the time involved a wide variety of hatching techniques, enlivened by dots, and dashes, that reveal something of the influence of Degas (whom he had met in Dieppe in the summer of 1885) and the Impressionists.