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MS Eng 867

Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. Sir William Rothenstein biographical sketches for English Portraits, 1897-1898: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 867
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945
Title: Sir William Rothenstein biographical sketches for English Portraits,
Date(s): 1897-1898.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Biographical sketches chiefly of English literary figures by English painter Sir William Rothenstein and other English writers, compiled for Rothenstein's English portraits.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-25. Purchased with the C. M. Parker fund; received: 1953 April 8.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir William Rothenstein Biographical Sketches for English Portraits, 1897-1898 (MS Eng 867). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The English painter and writer Rothenstein wrote, compiled, and published these biographical sketches as English portraits, which appeared together with his lithographic drawings as a 12-part series in 1897-1898.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscripts by Sir William Rothenstein, Bernard Shaw, Sir Max Beerbohm, Frederick York Powell, Lionel Johnson, Lawrence Binyon, Henry Thomas Dixon, Charles Larcom Graves, Vernon Blackburn, Grant Richards, Laurence Housman, Louis Frederic Austin, and Sir Edmund Gosse. Biographical subjects include Sir F. Seymour Haden, William Archer, John Sargent, Sidney Colvin, Charles Villiers Stanford, Bernard Shaw, Grant Allen, Sir Henry Irving, and Henry James.

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