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Self Portrait (Principal 1920-35) by William Rothenstein


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.
Artist:William Rothenstein
Artwork type:painting
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.
Date:1930
Location:Royal College of Art
Culture:English
Rights owner: Courtesy of the artist's estate/ Bridgeman Art Library
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:Royal College of Art

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