About this artwork

‘The Morning Post’ of 22 April 1937 described the setting of this painting as the sands at Broadstairs, where the Sickerts moved in 1934, but it could be Brighton or Hove. It shows Sickert and Thérèse Lessore, a painter herself and the third wife of Sickert, striding out on a stone pathway behind a row of beach huts. He sports a trim beard, a baggy tweed suit, a flat cap and a cane tucked under his arm. Like many of Sickert's paintings, it was painted after a photograph.

Walter Richard Sickert

Walter Richard Sickert