WAG 1123


Thérèse Lessore was born into an artistic family that had emigrated from France. She was taught by Walter Sickert and in 1926 she became his third wife. This view of Bath is from St. Margaret’s Hill and focuses on Walcot Parade overlooking London Road. It shares several stylistic features with Sickert’s late work. These include the prominent squaring-up in pencil under the paint, the even texture and the limited palette. The couple lived in a suburb of Bath from 1938 until Sickert’s death in 1942, and Lessore must have painted the work in that period.