Finding Aid for the Sir William Rothenstein Drawings, ca. 1898-1923

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé and edited by Josh Fiala. Date of source: July 1963.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

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.
Repository: 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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sir William Rothenstein Drawings (Collection 802). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945--Archives.
Artists--England--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Drawings.


Container List

 

Collection of 23 Portraits of Men and Women of Letters. London, v.d.

Creator/Collector: Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945
Physical Description: (23 items: Original drawings. In mats, 22 × 16. Mats are numbered 1-25. In a black cloth case).

Scope and Content Note

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. Hagbert Wright and an unidentified woman. Some of the drawings have been published in various books by Rothenstein.

Note

One portrait of a woman (no.19) is not identified.
no.1 and no.10 are UNAVAILABLE.