Frank Short

1 portrait

Frank Short, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1921 -NPG 4804 - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Frank Short

by Sir William Rothenstein
Black and white lithographic chalk drawing on lithographic paper, 1921
12 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (308 mm x 241 mm)
NPG 4804


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This drawing of Frank Short was purchased for £25, as part of a collection of 43 drawings by William Rothenstein, from Deval and Muir, Bishop’s Stortford, in April 1970. [1] It is preparatory to the lithographic portrait, which is a slightly larger composition which carries a dedication to the sitter, and is signed, dated and inscribed on the stone. [2] Some of the lithographs were printed in red ink (see NPG D20899).

See ‘Drawings by Sir William Rothenstein, 1899–1938’, NPG 4763–4805.

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1) See Rothenstein 1926, no.625.
2) ‘To my friend & colleague Sir / Frank Short: homage from / W. Rothenstein / May 1921’. Rothenstein 1926, no.132.

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Head, three-quarters to left, eyes to right.

Conservationback to top

Conserved, 1977.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; purchased from Deval and Muir, April 1970.

Reproductionsback to top

Repr. NPG, CIC, 2004. For related lithograph, see Rothenstein 1926, lithographs no. 132.

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