Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes

25 Oct 2007 – 20 Jan 2008

Event times

Daily 10.00 ' 18.00 (last admission 17.30)

Cost of entry

Adults £5

Concessions £4

(includes over 60s, part-time and international students)

Admission charge includes entrance to all temporary exhibitions and displays.

Free admission for under 18s, full-time UK students, staff of UK universities and registered unwaged, and Friends of The Courtauld Institute.

Disabled Visitors can bring in a helper for free

Free Mondays until 14.00

Admission is free on Mondays from 10.00 until 14.00 (excluding public holidays)

Special tickets

Discounts are available to visitors purchasing joint tickets to see The Courtauld Gallery, Gilbert Collection and the Hermitage Rooms.

Joint Somerset House collection ticket - any two collections: £8

Joint Somerset House collection ticket - concessions: £7

The Courtauld Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Charing Cross/Temple/Holborn
  • Waterloo/Charing Cross

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Walter Sickert:The Camden Town Nudes


At the beginning of the 20th century, Walter Sickert (1860-1942) painted a remarkable series of female nudes which confirmed his reputation as one of the most important modern British artists.
This is the first exhibition devoted to these radical works produced in Camden Town, north London, between 1905 and 1913. The uncompromising realism of Sickert's nudes, set on iron bedsteads in the murky interiors of cheap lodging houses, challenged artistic conventions and divided critical opinion.
The exhibition traces Sickert's reinvention of the nude, exploring the ways in which these powerful paintings addressed pressing artistic and social concerns of the period. It brings together many of his finest canvases, from both private and public collections, including Sickert's four provocative Camden Town Murder paintings, which have never before been displayed together.
To complement the exhibition a display of Sickert's drawings and prints from The Courtauld Gallery's collections will also be on show. These rarely seen works cover various periods of the artist's career and demonstrate his exceptional talents as a draughtsman.

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