Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

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Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, by Sir William Rothenstein, circa 1895 - NPG 6687 - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and pastel, circa 1895
10 in. x 8 in. (254 mm x 203 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG 6687

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  • Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), Artist and teacher of art. Artist associated with 220 portraits, Sitter in 24 portraits.

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A cultured country gentleman, whose passion for painting in watercolours (he carried his paint box with him wherever he went) was held to be an amiable trait, he had been quietly filling portfolios with lovely drawings for 60 years,' wrote William Rothenstein of his sitter. 'One night, dining with a friend, [John Singer] Sargent noticed some drawings on the wall, and was told they were Brabazon's. He at once recognised their unique qualities; and Brabazon at the age of 80 found himself suddenly accepted as a master of his craft, elected a member of the New English Art Club, and enjoying the esteem of the younger generation.

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