N03012 PROFESSOR INGRAM BYWATER c. 1900–1
Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent’ t.l.
Canvas, 58×38 1/4 (147·5×97·5).
Bequeathed by Mrs Ingram Bywater 1908 with life interest to her husband, who died in 1914.
Exh: R.A., 1901 (421).
Lit: Downes, 1925, p.56; Charteris, 1927, p.268; Mount, 1955, p.436; Mckibbin, 1956, p.87; Mount, 1957, p.345.
Professor Ingram Bywater (1840–1914), Greek scholar and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Oxford 1893–1908; President of the Oxford Aristotelian Society for twenty-five years until his retirement in 1908; a Delegate of the University Press from 1879, and a renowned bibliophile. The portrait has been variously dated to 1900 or 1901.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II