Refining Taste: Works Selected by Danny Katz

Refining Taste: Works Selected by Danny Katz

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WALTER RICHARD SICKERT, A.R.A. | A CHILD OF THE GHETTO, MR ISRAEL ZANGWILL

Lot Closed

May 27, 03:46 PM GMT

Estimate

18,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

WALTER RICHARD SICKERT, A.R.A.

1860-1942

A CHILD OF THE GHETTO, MR ISRAEL ZANGWILL


signed Sic (lower right)

ink, watercolour and gouache on paper

unframed: whole sheet - 36 by 26cm., 14 by 10in.; image - 32.5 by 21.5cm., 12½ by 8½in.

framed: 55 by 42cm., 21½ by 16½in.

Executed in 1897. 


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The Leicester Galleries, London

Acquired by Mr Logan Pearsall Smith at the 1941 exhibition

A. Harari

The Fine Art Society, London, where acquired by Edgar Astaire, 30 June 1995

Christie's, London, 26 June 2015, lot 124

Vanity Fair, 25 February 1897, illustrated 

Wendy Baron, Sickert, Phaidon, 1973, cat. no.96, p.315

Wendy Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, cat. no.79.2, pp.199-200 

The present work depicts Israel Zangwill (1964-1926), the Zionist Jewish leader and writer who was an acquiantance of Sickert's first wife Ellen Cobden. The work is distinctly Whistlerian in its style and tone notably in the muted and closely modulated greys of the background. The present work was a sketch for Vanity Fair which was published on 25 February 1897. It was called A Child of the Ghetto after the title of a story by Zangwill set in the Venetian ghetto and which had been recently published.

There is an oil portrait of Israel Zangwill by Sickert in the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.