PROFESSOR DAME HERMIONE LEE, ENNUI BY WALTER RICHARD SICKERT

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.'

"It's an English scence done in the French manner and done as a French painter or a French novelist might read the world"

 

Ennui 
Walter Richard Sickert
Europe
1914-1915
WA1940.1.92
 

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