by Isaac Rosenberg
oil on panel, 1915
11 5/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (295 mm x 222 mm)
Given by the sitter's sister, Mrs Wynick, 1959
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- Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918), Painter and poet. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
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- Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918), Painter and poet. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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The Bristol-born poet and painter Isaac Rosenberg studied at the Slade (1911-3), with Mark Gertler and David Bomberg. Two collections of poems, Night and Day (1912) and Youth (1915) were privately published before he enlisted in 1915, the year of this self-portrait. Some of his best poems such as Break of Day in the Trenches and Louse Hunting were written on the Western Front where he was killed in April 1918.Given by his sister, Mrs Wynick, 1959.
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On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery