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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
by Sir William Rothenstein Click on the links below to find out more
sanguine and white chalk, 1920
13 1/4 in. x 9 1/8 in. (337 mm x 232 mm)
Given by Rothenstein Memorial Trust, 1953
- Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), Artist and teacher of art. Artist associated with 221 portraits, Sitter in 24 portraits.
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