Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Walford Graham Robertson (1866-1948), Painter, illustrator, costume designer and playwright
‘The picture of him by Sargent has perpetuated his slim and graceful figure, surmounted by the perceptive, vital face – kindly, alert, intelligent.’ Today Robertson is best remembered through this portrait by John Singer Sargent and also Time Was (1931), his autobiographical reminiscences of friendships with Bernhardt, Terry, Henry Irving, Henry James, Jane Morris and other contemporaries.
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Referencesback to topAsleson 2004c
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Jenkins & Berman 2002
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Ormond & Kilmurray 2002
Ormond, R., and E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the 1890s, New Haven and London, 2002.
Preston, K., ed., Letters from Graham Robertson, London, 1953.
Robertson, W.G., Time Was: Reminiscences, London, 1931.
Stetz, M.D., Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, Newark, DE, 2007.
Watts, A., ‘Walford Graham Robertson RBA, ROI, RP (1866-1948)’, Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey Newsletter, no.14, Autumn-Winter 2011, pp.11-18.