Vesta Victoria at the Old Bedford

Walter Richard Sickert British
Subject Vesta Victoria British

Not on view

Sickert drew this study as he prepared three oil versions of the subject around 1890. Within the interior of the Bedford Music Hall, the popular performer Vesta Victoria strums a banjo on stage, her lightly sketch figure surrounded by a list of detailed color notes. Within a narrow vertical format the artist indicates the ornamented edge of the stage over arched supports, part of the gallery at upper left, and a male audience member wearing a boater.

Vesta Victoria at the Old Bedford, Walter Richard Sickert (British, Munich 1860–1942 Bathampton, Somerset), Black chalk with white heightening, pen and ink, lines from blue transfer paper, on brown paper

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