Sir William RothensteinMiss Edith Lockyer Williams 1893

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Artist
Sir William Rothenstein (1872‑1945)
Title
Miss Edith Lockyer Williams
Date 1893
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1232 x 597 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Professor Basil Williams 1943
Reference
N05407
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Rothenstein lived for four years in Paris from the age of seventeen. His artist friends were modern portrait painters: Whistler, Conder, Toulouse-Lautrec and the caricaturist Phil May. He returned to Britain with a commission to make prints of the dons at Oxford, which he published as 'Oxford Characters'. This portrait of Miss Williams was a commission from her brother. Both of them were academics, and became teachers. It was Rothenstein's first portrait on his return, painted in a studio he borrowed in Chelsea, which had been one of Sickert's… (read more)

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