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Creator:
Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, British, born in Germany
Title:
The Camden Town Murder, or What Shall We Do for the Rent?
Date:
ca. 1908
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 10 1/16 x 14 inches (25.6 x 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed, lower right: "Sickert"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1979.37.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bed | brushstrokes | costume | death | historical subject | Impressionist | interior | man | murder | nude | prostitute | wallpaper | woman
Associated Places:
Camden | Camden Town | England | Greater London | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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British Painters and Sculptors 1905 to 1930 (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., 1987-11-14 - 1988-01-09)

Twentieth Century British Art Featuring Twenty Artists (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., 1990-11-10 - 1991-01-05)

Walter Richard Sickert (RA) (Royal Academy of Arts, 1992-11-18 - 1993-02-14)

Walter Richard Sickert (RA) (Van Gogh Museum, 1993-02-25 - 1993-05-31)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-27 - 2000-04-30)

Revisiting Traditions [BAC 20th century painting & sculpture] (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-04-30 - 2005-05-18)

Walter Sickert - The Camden Town Nudes (The Courtauld Gallery, 2007-10-25 - 2008-01-20)

Edwardian Opulence (Yale Center for British Art, 2013-02-28 - 2013-06-02)

Publications:
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Brian Allen, Towards a modern art world, Vol. 1, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1995, fig. 34, N6420 T68 1995 (YCBA)

W. Archer, Walter Sickert: The High and the Low, Apollo, Vol. 104, No.173, July 1976, pp. 73-74, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Wendy Baron, Sickert Paintings, Royal Academy of Arts, London & New Haven, 1992, no. 69, NJ18 Si12 B372 1992 (YCBA)

Wendy Baron, The Camden Town Group, Scholar Press, London, 1979, pp. 278-79, 281, no. 106, ND468.5 C35 B376 + (YCBA)

Wendy Baron, Sickert, Phaidon, London, 1973, pp. 108, 348, no. 269, fig. 192, NJ18 Si12 +B37 Oversize (YCBA)

John Baskett, Paul Mellon's legacy, a passion for British art : masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, p. 32, fig. 5, N5220 M552 P38 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, pp. 85-86 (v.3), fig. 54, N6761 +H57 2008 Oversize (YCBA)

D. Corbett, Gross Material Facts: Sexuality, Identity and the City in Walter Sickert, Art History, v. 21, March 1998, pp. 45-64, N1 A75 (YCBA) Also available online (Orbis).

Richard Cork, The Very Painting of Our Fear, Walter Sickert's short-lived obsession with death and the "gross-material facts" , TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 5293, September 10, 2004, p. 17, Film S748 (SML) Also Available Online in TLS Historical Archive

Rebecca Daniels, Walter Sickert: London, Burlington Magazine, vol. 150, January 2008, p. 45-6, N1 B87 + (YCBA) Available online through JSTOR

Rebecca Daniels, Walter Sickert and Urban Realism, Ordinary Life and Tragedy in Camden Town , British Art Journal, vol. 3, no. 2, Spring 2002, pp. 58-69, N6761 B74 + (YCBA)

Charles Harrison, English art and modernism, 1900-1939, Allen Lane, London Indiana University Press, 1981, p. 351, no. 21, N6768 H37 1981 (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, Nineteenth century British painting, Giles de la Mare, London, 2000, p. 391, no. 237, ND467 H47 2000 (YCBA)

British Modernist art, 1905-1930, November 14, 1987-January 9, 1988. , Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, N.Y., 1987, pp. 8-9, 43, no. 37, N6768.5 M63 B75 1987 (YCBA)

Timothy Hyman, Sickert's Evasive Blur, from the fudged feature to a weird discovery , TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 4683, January 1, 1983, p. 14, Film S748 (SML) Also Available Online in TLS Historical Archive

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 174, no. 71, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

James Merlin Ingli, London and Amsterdam Sickert, Burlington Magazine, v. 135,n0.1080, March 1993, pp. 231-33, N1 B87 + (YCBA) Available online in JSTOR.

Lucy Merello Peterson, The women who Inspired London Art: The Avico Sisters and Other Models of the Early 20th Century, Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, p. 66, N7574.5.G7 P47 2018 (LC) (YCBA)

Lucien Pissarro, Lucien Pissarro et le post-impressionisme anglais, Harold Gilman, Spencer F. Gore, Lucien Pissarro, Walter R. Sickert : Musâee de Pontoise, 28 novembre 1998-7 mars 1999, Chãateau-Musâee de Dieppe, 27 mars 1999-6 juin 1999 , Musée de Pontoise, Pontoise, France, 1998, NJ18 P681 L83 1008 (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 9, 19, no. 51, fig. 11, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Samuel Shaw, Narrative and Anti-Narrative [Website], Accessed March 2, 2016, p. 7 of 13, Avaialble Online http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/in-focus/the-dolls-house-william-rothenstein/narrative-and-anti-narrative

Jon Shirland, The Pill in the Jam of Modern Art, Masculinity, Visual Pleasure and Social Positioning in Walter Sickert's Camden Town Murder Series , Object, no. 2, 1999/2000, p. 58, fig. 7, N7475 )35 (YCBA)

Richard Shone, Walter Sickert, Phaidon, Oxford, 1988, pl. 38, NJ18 Si12 S56 (YCBA)

The Courtauld Gallery, Walter Sickert, The Camden Town nudes , London, 2007, pp. 45-52, 86-7, cat. no. 15, , NJ18 Si12 A12 2007 (YCBA)

Lisa Tickner, Modern life & modern subjects, British art in the early twentieth century , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 2000, no. 8, ND468 T53 2000 (YCBA)

Angus Trumble, Edwardian opulence, British art at the dawn of the twentieth century , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2013, p. 357, cat. no. 95, N6768 .E39 2013 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Robert Upstone, Modern painters, the Camden Town Group , Tate Publishing, London, 2008, no. 68, ND468.5.C35 M63 2008 + (YCBA)

Colin Wiggins, Post-impressionism, Dorling Kindersley, London New York, 1993, p. 51, ND547.5 P6 W54 1993 (YCBA)

John Wilmerding, In honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, p. 264, fig. 5, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA)

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 9, 19, no. 51, fig. 11, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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