Catalogue No. 122
Portrait of 2nd Lord Faringdon

Artist: Sickert, Walter Richard Ass. RA
Portrait of 2nd Lord Faringdon

1860-1942
Oil on Canvas 228 x 84 cms

Collection Details
Painted c.1935.

Literature
Catalogue for the Hayward Gallery Exhibition 1981-82 (cat.33, p.66); Catalogue for the Royal Academy Exhibition, 1987 (cat.160, p.246), edited by Susan Compton; Richard Shone, Walter Sickert, 1988 (pl. 74); Wendy Baron.............

Exhibition Details
Hayward Gallery, London, 'Late Sickert'', November 1981 - January 1982 (cat.33), and toured to the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich, and the Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Royal Academy, 1987 – British Art in the 20th Century: the Modern Movement (cat 160), and toured to the Prestal Verlag, Munich; The Fundacion La Caixa, Madrid and Balbao, 1998.

Background
This full-length portrait of the 2nd Lord Faringdon dates from the late part of Sickert’s career – a period of renewed innovation.  It is typical of this period in being a large, coarsely textured canvas worked from photographs.  Sickert painted the debonair young aristocrat breezing down the steps of his country house, Buscot Park, with a sharp suit and a wicked grin.