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ID number:  BIRBI-2016.5
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Sickert, Walter Richard (1860-1942)
Title / Object name:  Dieppe, Quai Henri IV
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Dieppe
Culture:  British
Date made:  1915
Materials:  Etching
Measurements:  Plate: 195 x 130 mm; mount: 214 x 147 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from the Leicester Galleries, London, 1941; bequeathed by Charles Branchini through the Art Fund.

This etching portrays an unidentified female singer in Vernet’s cabaret café on the Quai Henri IV in Dieppe, a fashionable seaside town that Sickert visited regularly. While there, he is known to have frequented Vernet’s every evening, before the casino opened at midnight, sketching the performers and audience members. The popularity of cabaret cafés in France rose during the early 20th century. They offered food, drink and entertainment such as magicians, singers and music. The print was published by Carfax & Co.

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