The old Bedford
circa 1888-circa 1889
oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.5 cm stretcher; 90.5 x 77.5 x 7.3 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 6 exhibitions
London Impressionists, Goupil Gallery, London, Dec 1889–Dec 1889
Paintings and Drawings by Walter Sickert and Bernhard Sickert, Dutch Gallery, London, Jan 1895–Jan 1895
Camden Town Group, Carfax & Co. Ltd, St. James's, Jun 1911–Jun 1911
Twenty three British painters: NAGNSW Travelling Art Exhibitions 1953, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1953–1953
Walter Richard Sickert: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 07 Mar 1968–23 Mar 1968
Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec:
Mrs Clifton, pre 24 Sep 1944, United Kingdom, Purchased by Agnew's from Mrs Clifton, 24 September 1944 and sold to the AGNSW on the same day.
Agnew's, London, 24 Sep 1944, London/England, Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society on behalf of the AGNSW from Agnew's 1944. Stored in London for the duration of the war, received 1949.
Referenced in 15 publications
Wendy Baron OBE and Richard Shone (Editors), Sickert Paintings, London, 1992, 78. fig.85
Wendy Baron OBE, Sickert: paintings and drawings, '1887-1890. Mainly music halls', pg.15-22, New Haven, 2006, 19-20, 134, 182 (illus.), 343. cat.no.51
Wendy Baron OBE, Sickert, London, 1973, 29. cat.no. 51 as 'The Oxford Music Hall' c.1888-1889
Lillian Browse, Sickert, London, 1960, 86.
Carfax & Co. Ltd, The first exhibition of the Camden Town Group, 1911.
Dutch Gallery, Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Walter Sickert and Bernhard Sickert, 1895. cat.no. 37
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 176 (illus.).
Goupil Gallery, Catalogue of a collection of paintings by London impressionists, 1889. cat.no. 67
Robert Haines, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterley, 'Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942', pg.423-8, Sydney, Oct 1968, 424 (illus.), 426.
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 157. cat.no. 1968
Lou Klepac, Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 'Walter Richard Sickert', pg. 5-12, Adelaide, 1968, 6. cat.no. 3, as 'The Old Oxford Music Hall'
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Twenty three British painters, Sydney, 1953, 6. cat.no. 16, as 'The Old Bedford'
Ronald Pickvance, Apollo, article, Unknown, Apr 1894, 109-110.
Anna Gruetzner Robins, Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec London and Paris 1870-1910, 'The greatest artist the world has ever known', pg. 51-93, 2005, 72 (colour illus.). cat.no. 28
Author Unknown, The Yellow Book I, Unknown, Apr 1894, 85 (illus.).