Sir William Rothenstein

Barnett Freedman

1925

Artist
Sir William Rothenstein 1872–1945
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 756 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1943
Reference
N05553

On loan to: Towner (Eastbourne, UK)

Exhibition: Eric Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, English Artist Designers 1922-42

Catalogue entry

N05553 BARNETT FREEDMAN 1925

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 30×20 (76×51).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1943.
Exh: Lefevre Galleries, July 1927 (10), as ‘Study of a Student’; Venice Biennale, 1928 (British Pavilion, 110); Goupil Gallery, May 1929 (59); Anthology, French Gallery, 1931 (35); International Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, October–December 1934 (108), and San Francisco, 1935 (132); Leicester Galleries, October 1938 (12), and provincial tour; R.A., 1944 (553); Tate Gallery, May–June 1950 (54).
Repr: Ugo Nebbia, La XVI Esposizione Internazionale d' Arte, Venezia, Bergamo, 1928, pl.211; John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1958, p.108.

Barnett Freedman (1901–58), the painter and illustrator, was a student at the Royal College of Art when the artist was Principal (Since Fifty, 1939, p.24). This is one of several portraits of students painted c. 1925–30. Another, dated 1928, is reproduced in the Studio, CI, 1931, facing p.231 (in colour).

For a preliminary drawing see T00569.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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