signed 'Sickert' (lower right), inscribed 'WEIR' (lower left), inscribed again ''WEIR' EPPING 1848' (on the canvas overlap)
oil on canvas
3012 x 4614 in. (77.5 x 117.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1928-30.
Dr Robert Emmons, by 1930.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 February 1980, lot 44, as 'Picnic at a Country House'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 March 1995, lot 12.
T.W. Earp, 'The Work of Richard Sickert, A.R.A.', Apollo, 13 June 1930, p. 297, illustrated.
W. Baron, Sickert: Paintings and Drawings, New Haven and London, 2006, p. 504, no. 599.
London, Savile Gallery, Paintings by R. Sickert, A.R.A., 1930, no. 16.
London, Leicester Galleries, Retrospective Collection of Drawings and Recent Paintings by Walter Richard Sickert, June 1942, no. 119, as 'A Country House'.
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Sickert presumably painted this work from an engraving by T. Bolton after Harrison William Weir (1824-1906).

We are very grateful to Dr Wendy Baron for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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