“As You Like It”. Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Rosalind: “Wear This For Me”

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad
  • About the artist
    Born in Munich, Walter Richard Sickert was a British artist of mixed Dutch and Danish parentage. He abandoned an acting career in 1881 to briefly enter the Slade School of Art in London, before apprenticing under James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) in 1882. During a visit to Paris in 1883, he was introduced to Edgar Degas who inspired Sickert's practice of using figure and location drawings made ‘on the spot’ to produce finished paintings back in the studio. During the 1890s he chiefly painted portraits in London and townscapes in Dieppe. From 1905 he lived in the Camden Town area and in 1911 established the Camden Town group of artists. In 1934 Sickert moved to Broadstairs in Kent with Thérèse Lessore, his third wife, and then again near Bath in 1938. He received few official honours in his lifetime but a major retrospective of his work was held before his death, with posthumous exhibitions at Tate Britain in 1960, and the Courtauld Gallery, London, in 2007–2008.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    “As You Like It”. Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Rosalind: “Wear This For Me”
    Date
    1933
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 75.00 cm, width: 30.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, December 1960
    Inscription
    br: Sickert. The Wells / 1933
    Provenance
    Collection of ‘Krane Kalman’; from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in March 1961, as ‘Peggy Ashcroft as Rosalind’
    GAC number
    5420