Sketch Portrait of Walter Sickert dates from between 1885 and 1887. 1
The date of the portrait is not clear from the correspondence between artist and sitter. Sickert wrote to Whistler, possibly in December 1885 or 1886, that he had paid for his portrait, but, later, possibly in October 1887, he mentioned that £52.10.0 was outstanding 'to complete the 200 guineas.' 2 Unfortunately, it is not known if one or other or both of these payments were for a full-length, Portrait of Walter Sickert [YMSM 349] (which is unlikely), or for a head-and-shoulder portrait of Sickert, either this portrait and Portrait Sketch of Walter Sickert [YMSM 351].
Last updated: 29th October 2020 by Margaret