Harold Nicolson

1 portrait

Harold Nicolson, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1925 - NPG 6715 - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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

Harold Nicolson

by Sir William Rothenstein
red and white chalk, 1925
10 7/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (277 mm x 301 mm)
Bequeathed by Nigel Nicolson, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG 6715


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  • Sir Harold George Nicolson (1886-1968), Diplomat and writer; husband of Vita Sackville-West. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.

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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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Apparently a commissioned drawing, long in the family's possession. Harold Nicholson wrote in his diary on 6 June 1930, 'I go to William Rothenstein to have a drawing done'.

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