Professor Dame Hermione Lee
English Literature, University of Oxford

Ennui by Walter Richard Sickert
Object number: WA1940.1.92


On Viginia Woolf's interpretation of Walter Sickert's painting of Ennui. Virginia Woolf, the famous author, wrote an essay 'Walter Sickert: a conversation' on the painting of Ennui by Walter Richard Sickert in 1933. Woolf describes how she imagines the characters in the painting as an old publican, 'with his glass on the table before him and a cigar at his lips.'


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