Rue Notre-Dame, Dieppe, 1902
Walter Richard Sickert
Danish, British, 1860 - 1942
oil on canvas
131.3 x 105.5 cm
Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946
National Gallery of Canada (no. 4809)
Walter Sickert's innovative subject matter and technique, together with the many art schools he established, made him one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Early on, Sickert reacted against English academic art teaching; he moved to France, and there assimilated many of the tenets of Impressionism. From 1898 to 1905, he lived mainly in the port city of Dieppe, where he was drawn to architectural subjects. This view of the Rue Notre-Dame with its vista of the church of St. Jacques was the subject of four smaller paintings, as well as etchings.
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