Sir William Rothenstein
Barnett Freedman 1925

Artwork details

Barnett Freedman
Date 1925
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 756 x 508 mm
frame: 953 x 712 x 75 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1943
Not on display

Catalogue entry


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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