Scope and Content
Title: Sir William Rothenstein Drawings,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1898-1923
Collection number: 802
Creator: Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945
Extent: 1 oversize box
Abstract: Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) was the official artist of the British and Canadian armies during World War I. Later,
he published artwork and biographies. The collection consists of original drawings of the portraits of men and women of letters
by Sir William Rothenstein. Some of the drawings have been published in various books by Rothenstein.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Rothenstein was born in 1872; became official artist of the British and Canadian armies during World War I; professor of civic
art at Sheffield University (1917-26), principal of the Royal College of Art (1930-35), and member of the Royal Fine Art Commission
(1931); published artwork and biographies, including
Paul Verlaine (1897),
English Portraits (1897-98),
A Life of Goya (1900),
Twenty-Four Portraits (1920),
Whither Painting? (1932),
Since Fifty: Men and Memories, 1922-38 (1939),
Contemporaries, Twenty-Four Portrait Drawings (1937); he died in 1945.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of original drawings of the portraits of men and women of letters by Sir William Rothenstein. Portraits
include Count Harry Kessler, John Galsworthy (1917), Siegfried Sassoon (1921), Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1922), J.C. Squire
(1920), Victoria Sackville-West, Ruth Pitter, Augustus John (1898), T. Surge Moore, Walter De la Mare (1919), W.H. Hudson,
Edward Gordon Craig (three portraits), Frances Cornford (1923), Robert Bridges, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Grant Allen, Charles
Conder, T. Watts-Dunton, John Middleton Murry (1922), C. Hagberg Wright, and an unidentified woman. Some of the drawings have
been published in various books by Rothenstein.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945--Archives.
Genres and Forms of Material