The Piazza San Marco, Venice

Walter Richard Sickert,

WAG 5545

About this object

Sickert visited Venice several times during his career. He was inspired by the Italian city’s architecture and beauty like many other artists, including his one-time teacher James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903). The focus of Sickert’s drawing is the Clock Tower in the distance that was completed in 1499.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Walter Richard Sickert (British: English, born:31 May 1860, died:22 January 1942)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Pencil and pen ink; Graph paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 19.6 cm x 26.4 cm
  • Physical description
    Pencil drawing of the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The artist has paid particular attention to the buildings in the scene, leaving the central space of the square itself unfinished with several figure studies of tourists and Venetians.
  • Related people
    Sickert Trust (Previous owner); Walter Richard Sickert (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 5545
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Sickert Trust in 1948
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 16
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Sickert Trust

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1948
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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