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High-Steppers About 1938 - 1939

Not on display

'High-Steppers' is probably Sickert's last painting to show a theatre scene, one of his favourite subjects. It is his third painting of the Plaza Tiller Girls, a dance troupe who performed at the Plaza cinema in Piccadilly, entertaining the audience before the start of the film. Although Sickert was a frequent visitor to the theatre, he never made any drawings or paintings there; instead, he preferred to work from press photographs. All three paintings of the Plaza Tiller Girls were based on a photograph which appeared in The Evening News in 1927.


  • Acc. No. GMA 2099
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 132.00 x 122.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1979