Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), Architect and President of the Royal Academy
Webb was known by his professional colleagues for his charm and courtesy, even if the large gingery-brown moustache which completely obscured his mouth gave some the impression of secretiveness. 
Footnotesback to top
1) Differing dates for the start of Webb’s practice: 1873 given in Dungavell 2004; 1874 given in Brodie et al. 2001, vol.2, p.942.
2) Differing dates for Webb’s AA presidency: 1881–2 given in Dungavell 2004; 1884 given in Brodie et al. 2001, vol.2, p.942.
3) Dungavell 2004.
Referencesback to topBrodie et al. 2001
Brodie, A., and others, eds, Directory of British Architects 1834–1914, 2 vols, London and New York, 2001.
Dungavell, I., ‘Webb, Sir Aston (1849–1930)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004.
Pearson, F., Goscombe John at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1979.
Phillips, O.S., Solomon J. Solomon: A Memoir of Peace and War, London, .
Physick, J., The Victoria and Albert Museum, Oxford, 1982.
Rothenstein, J., The Portrait Drawings of William Rothenstein 1889–1925, London, 1926.