Sickert spent much time in France until 1905 and was influenced by Whistler and Degas, becoming on his return to England the main link between British and French art. Many of his best works are scenes of music halls and their audiences - the Eldorado was a café-concert in the Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris. The present picture dates from about 1906 and is one of a number of versions of this subject by the artist. Its unconventional composition, granular texture and grey-blue colour harmonies give it a highly personal quality.
Notes: Exhibited: 'Sickert Exhibition', Fine Art Society, London, UK, 21 May 1973 - 08 June 1973 (no.57); 'Sickert Exhibition', Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, UK, 09 June 1973 - 30 June 1973; 'The Painters of Camden Town 1905 - 1920', Christie's, London, UK, 04 January 1988 - 24 January 1988, (no.30); 'Walter Sickert: Drawing is the Thing', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 01 October 2004 - 05 December 2004; 'Edward Hopper', Museo Thyssen-Bornesmisza, Madrid, Spain, 12 June 2012 - 16 September 2012; 'Edward Hopper', Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 05 October 2012 - 03 April 2013