About this artwork

Walter Sickert was a leading figure in the London art-world of the early twentieth century. This work is from a series of paintings based on drawings Sickert made in the casino at Dieppe, which was the centre of fashionable life in the popular French resort. Sickert favoured informal compositions, of which this is a good example. The man appears somewhat desperate as he counts out more money during a game of baccarat.

  • title:
    The System
  • accession number:
    GMA 5110
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Oil on linen and canvas
  • date created:
    1924-1926
  • measurements:
    61.20 x 38.80 cm
  • credit line:
    Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 2009
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Walter Richard Sickert

Walter Richard Sickert