Sickert's London
The Father of Modern British Painting

Jake Auerbach Films
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Chris

Refreshingly wonderful documentary! With excerpts from Sickerts diaries read by Alan Bennett and featuring Quentin Bell and other significant figures, this documentary is a little gem.

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