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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 42 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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John Rothenstein

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1927
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John Rothenstein

by Oriel Ross
pencil, 1930s
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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4529(318)

John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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John Rothenstein

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(320)

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John Rothenstein

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 29 September 1963
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Julian with Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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John Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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John Rothenstein

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

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John Rothenstein; Lucy Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
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John Rothenstein

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

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John Rothenstein

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

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John Rothenstein

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