Study by Sidney Starr

Starr was born in Hull and well regarded by contemporaries such as Sickert and Steer.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.5 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Nicholas Bagshawe

He was among the first of many followers of James Abbott McNeill Whistler and struck up a close relationship with the American-born artist from 1882. The composition, monochrome colour harmonies and stylistic treatment of 'Study' demonstrate an unmistakable homage to Whistler; important not only in terms of the artist's personal development but equally representative of a much wider trend within British art at the end of the 19th century. This work is a good, early example of Starr’s work. It's intimate scale and quiet character is different stylistically to the other 4 works by Starr held by Hull Museums.

Provenance

Private collection, London; Rosebery's auctioneers, 2007; Ted Few, London; Nicholas Bagshawe, London. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.

Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, HULL East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613 902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

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