A very important fan painted around 1889 by the British artist Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) was acquired through a very generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, augmented by further donations. The fan, painted in gouache on vellum and mounted on to a grey mother of pearl monture depicts the artiste Little Dot Hetherington performing on stage at the Old Bedford Theatre, Camden. The spot-lit performer raising her face to the gods sings the song 'The Boy I Love Is Up in the Gallery' (also made famous by Marie Lloyd). The subject is copied from an earlier Sickert painting and has been slightly amended to suit the fan leaf shape, which Sickert and his more famous contemporaries such as Degas were experimenting with.
- Featured Artist:
- Walter Richard Sickert
Venue Details & Map
12 Crooms HillLondonSE10 8ER
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- Public transport:
- Turn left out of the station onto Greenwich High Rd, cross the road at Cafe Rouge, Stockwell St and then pass Burney St into Crooms Hill.
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