William Rothenstein by Walter Stoneman, 1940.
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William Rothenstein


William Rothenstein (1872–1945), Bradford-born son of Jewish immigrants, painter and administrator, was Principal of the Royal College of Art from 1919; knighted in 1931. See Twelve Portraits (F&F, 1928), Men and Memories: Recollections of William Rothenstein (2 vols., 1931–2); Since Fifty: Men and Memories, 1922–1938 (1939); and Robert Speaight, William Rothenstein: The Portrait of an Artist in His Time (1962).