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L'Homme à la palette

circa 1893-circa 1894


Walter Richard Sickert


31 May 1860 - 22 Jan 1942


Other Titles

Self-portrait in the Whistler Manner



circa 1893-circa 1894

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


76.0 x 31.0 cm stretcher; 96.5 x 51.5 x 11.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l., black paint "Sickert". Not dated.


Purchased 1947


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Walter Richard Sickert

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


The Leicester Galleries, 1946, England

Roland, Browse and Delbanco, 1947, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Roland, Browse and Delbanco 1947

Referenced in 16 publications


Arts Council of Great Britain, Sickert Paintings and Drawings, Unknown, 1960, 14.

Wendy Baron OBE, Sickert, London, 1973, 9 (illus.). fig.4,

Wendy Baron OBE, Sickert: paintings and drawings, '1890-1895. Portraits, landscapes, music halls', pg.14-30, New Haven, 2006, 25, 30, 194 (illus.).

Wendy Baron OBE and Richard Shone (Editors), Sickert Paintings, London, 1992, 60, 61 (colour illus.). 1

Beaux Arts London, Paintings and drawings by Sickert, 1946.

Lillian Browse, Sickert, London, 1960, 62-63, 86. pl.5

David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942, Sydney, 1968.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 173 (illus.).

Robert Haines, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterley, 'Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942', pg.423-5, Sydney, Oct 1968, 423 (illus.), 425, 431.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 158.

Lou Klepac, Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts 1968: Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Walter Richard Sickert, p 5-12, Adelaide, 1968, 6.

National Gallery, London, Sickert, 1941., as c.1888

New English Art Club, Catalogue of the exhibition of modern pictures, held by the New English Art Club, 1894.

Savile Gallery, An exhibition of paintings by W.R. Sickert, A.R.A., 1926., as Portrait of the artist

Andrew Stephenson, Visual culture in Britain [vol.8, issue 1], 'Precarious poses: the problem of artistic visibility and its homosocial performances in late-nineteenth-century London', pg. 73-104, Summer 2007, 90, 91 (illus.). fig.7

Pall Mall Gazette, 'Pictures of the year 1894', London, 29 Mar 1865. no.71