Walter Richard Sickert A.R.A. (British, 1860-1942) Mackerel 15 x 45.4 cm. (6 x 17 7/8 in.)
Lot 37
Walter Richard Sickert A.R.A. (British, 1860-1942) Maquereaux (Mackerel) 15 x 45.4 cm. (6 x 17 7/8 in.)
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 23,111) inc. premium
Lot Details
Various Properties
Walter Richard Sickert A.R.A. (British, 1860-1942)
Maquereaux (Mackerel)
signed 'Sickert' (lower right)
oil on canvasboard
15 x 45.4 cm. (6 x 17 7/8 in.)


    With Durand-Ruel et Fils, Paris, 1904
    With Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1947
    Pamela Harris
    Sale; Sotheby's, 15 May 1985, lot 77
    Sale; Phillips, London, 7 March 2000, lot 22, where purchased by the present owner

    Probably Paris, Durand-Ruel et Fils, Société Nouvelle des Peintres et Sculpteurs, February 1903, no.141 or 142 (as Bodegone)
    Paris, Bernheim Jeune, Walter Sickert, 1 - 10 June 1904, no.94, on loan from Durand-Ruel et Fils
    London, Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, Sickert. Forty of his Finest Paintings, 20 June-4 August 1951, no.19, where lent by Miss Pamela Harris
    Edinburgh, Scottish Committee of the Arts Council, Diploma Galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy, An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert, January 1953, no.100 (as Two Mackerel and a Herring)

    Wendy Baron, Sickert, Paintings and Drawings, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2006, related to, p.414

    Before Sickert left for Venice in 1903 the artist became involved with Madame Villain, a divorced fishwife in Dieppe, who acted as both landlady and mistress to the artist. It was presumably from Villain that Sickert obtained the fish for this, and further still-life paintings of the period, including Dorades, Dieppe (circa 1902-3).
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