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John Rothenstein (1901-1992), Art historian and Director of the Tate Gallery; son of Sir William Rothenstein

Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein

Sitter in 43 portraits
Rothenstein was an art historian and director of the Tate Gallery from 1938 until 1964, where he supervised the evacuation of works of art during the Blitz. Son of the artist Sir William Rothenstein, he was an enthusiastic supporter of contemporary British artists, which at times proved controversial. His books include monographs of the artists Edward Burra and Augustus John, Modern English Painters (1952-74) and several volumes of autobiography.

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5501

John Rothenstein

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1927
NPG 5501

6579

John Rothenstein

by Oriel Ross
pencil, 1930s
NPG 6579

4529(315)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(315)

4529(316)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(316)

4529(317)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(317)

4529(318)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(318)

4529(320)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(320)

4529(314)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(314)

4529(319)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(319)

P797(41)

John Rothenstein

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 September 1963
NPG P797(41)

Ax141277

Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141277

Ax141359

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141359

x24354

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24354

x24355

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24355

x24356

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24356

x24357

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24357

x24358

John Rothenstein; Lucy Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24358

x24359

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24359

x24361

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24361

x24362

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24362

x24190

John Rothenstein; Francis Bacon

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, March 1957
NPG x24190

x184002

John Rothenstein; Charles Laughton

by Desmond O'Neill
bromide press print, 1 October 1958
NPG x184002

x31653

John Rothenstein

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
NPG x31653

x132793

John Rothenstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x132793

x132794

John Rothenstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x132794

x133286

John Rothenstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x133286

x4067

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan; John Rothenstein

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 25 November 1960
NPG x4067

x126037

John Rothenstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x126037

x127722

John Rothenstein

by Peter Keen
35mm colour slide, 1964
NPG x127722

x13746

John Rothenstein

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1967
NPG x13746

x5582

John Rothenstein

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1967
NPG x5582

D43344

Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein

after Sir David Low
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 3 September 1949
NPG D43344

6695

John Rothenstein

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1950
NPG 6695

x24360

John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24360

x24374

John Rothenstein; Sir William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24374

x24376

John Rothenstein; Sir William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24376

x24377

John Rothenstein; Sir William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24377

x24378

John Rothenstein; Sir William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24378

x190501

John Rothenstein

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1949
NPG x190501

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