These 179 drawings and lithographs cover the period 1896 to 1942. The drawings are in pencil, pastel or crayon on a variety of different coloured papers and card. As well as portraits and farm scenes there are alsodrawings Rothenstein made on a long trip to India in 1910-11 and others which date from his service as an official war artist in both world wars.
Study collection of 179 drawings and lithographs by Sir William Rothenstein 1896 - 1942
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- ReferenceGB 70 TGA 997
- Dates of Creation1896-1942
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description185 pieces
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Rothenstein was born in 1872 in Bradford. He studied art at the Slade School 1888-9 and in Paris at the Académie Julian from 1889 - 1893. Although he painted landscapes, people and architectural subjects he specialised in portraiture and published several series of lithographs from 1893, completing 800 portraits by 1926. He died in 1945.
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