As Principal of the RCA he particularly encouraged the revival of mural painting as public art. His own - relatively conservative - painting comprised mainly landscapes, domestic interiors and portraits of the artists and intellectuals of his day.
Self Portrait (Principal 1920-35) by William Rothenstein
|Material:||oil on canvas|
|Measurements:||735 x 585 mm|
|Technique:||The paint is layered in several layers, mostly wet-in-wet.|
Expressive impasto and layer build-up in forehead area.
Deviating texture in the background, around the head.
|Location:||Royal College of Art|
|Rights owner:||© Courtesy of the artist's estate/ Bridgeman Art Library|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||Royal College of Art|