The Rialto Bridge and Palazzo dei Camerlenghi by Walter Richard Sickert

Sickert was one of the most influential figures in the evolution of British Modernist art.


Oil on canvas
50 x 61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £70,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

This work is a fine example, both of the influences which affected his work and his development of innovative techniques. The work clearly illustrates the international cross-currents between Britain and France. It will be an important addition to the Museum's new display of ‘British Art around 1900: Looking to France’. It will also be complemented by the many other depictions of Venice in the Collection, which span from eighteenth-century artists such as Canaletto and Guardi to the present-day Hodgkin. It will join two further paintings by Sickert as well as etchings and drawings.


Adolphe Tavernier, Paris, 1904; Hugo Pitman (1892-1963), London and by descent to the present owner.

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