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William Rothenstein

(1872-1945), Artist and teacher of art

Sir William Rothenstein

Sitter in 24 portraits
Artist associated with 221 portraits
Artist; one of a group of progressive artists trained at the Slade, and influenced by impressionism; painted portraits, landscapes and subject pictures; published several sets of lithographs of famous men of the time; an influential teacher and spokesman for the arts; published his reminiscences. Professor of Civic Art, University of Sheffield, 1917-26; Principal of the Royal College of Art, 1920-35.

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William Rothenstein, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 4414

William Rothenstein

by John Singer Sargent
lithograph, 1897
NPG 4414

Group associated with the New English Art Club, by Sir William Orpen - NPG 6345

Group associated with the New English Art Club

by Sir William Orpen
pencil, black chalk (or charcoal), pen, ink and watercolour, circa 1904
NPG 6345

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909, by Sir William Orpen - NPG 2556

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

by Sir William Orpen
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2556

William Rothenstein, by William Rothenstein - NPG 4433

William Rothenstein

by William Rothenstein
pencil, 1916
NPG 4433

William Rothenstein, by William Rothenstein - NPG 3880

William Rothenstein

by William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, circa 1930
NPG 3880

William Rothenstein, by William Rothenstein - NPG 5000

William Rothenstein

by William Rothenstein
oil on canvas, 1930
NPG 5000

William Rothenstein, by Hills & Saunders - NPG x13491

William Rothenstein

by Hills & Saunders
albumen cabinet card, circa 1894
NPG x13491

Slade School country picnic, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38484

Slade School country picnic

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, April 1899
NPG x38484

William Rothenstein, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6579

William Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, circa 1902
NPG x6579

William Rothenstein, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12911

William Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, circa 1902
NPG x12911

William Rothenstein, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12913

William Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1920
NPG x12913

William Rothenstein, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185028

William Rothenstein

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1940
NPG x185028

William Rothenstein, by Mark Wayner (Weiner) - NPG D23350

William Rothenstein

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, 1943 or before
NPG D23350

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William Rothenstein

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, circa 1902
NPG x6578

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John Rothenstein; William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24374

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John Rothenstein; William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24376

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John Rothenstein; William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24377

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John Rothenstein; William Rothenstein; Michael Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24378

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William Rothenstein

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x24751

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