back to artists

Sir William Rothenstein

  1872 – 1945
Click on a picture for more details
Portrait of Sir Frank Short

Portrait of Sir Frank Short   1921

Original lithograph.

This striking portrait shows Sir Frank Short at the age of 64 when he was head of the Engraving School at the Royal College of Art.
Very fine signed presentation proof, inscribed in pencil by the artist
“To my friend & colleague Miss Pott, gratefully, W. Rothenstein. July 1924”
and signed “W. Rothenstein 1921” at the lower corner of the sheet.



The famous painter and writer on art, Sir William Rothenstein became established as a portrait painter soon after his training at the Slade in the late 1880's. Rothenstein made original lithographs for a period of only seven years - his first lithographs date from 1893 when he was commissioned to make a series of portraits which were printed by the lithographer Thomas Way. A number of fine lithographic portraits followed; however, being a highly successful and commercially minded artist, Rothenstein abandoned the medium by late 1900, devoting his time instead to the far more lucrative art of painting. [more]