William Rothenstein portrait
The portrait by Sir William Rothenstein of his father Moritz Rothenstein that is estimated at £100-200 at Mallams.

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The portfolio of drawings by the Bradford-born painter comes by descent from his daughter Rachel Ward (née Rothenstein).

Her grandfather Moritz Rothenstein is pictured in a pencil drawing signed and dated 1914 (estimate £100-200) while she herself is the subject of at least two drawings: a sketch of two young girls (estimate £200-400) and the later bust portrait in coloured chalks inscribed For Mrs Ward and dated 1921 (estimate £200-300).

Other sensitively observed portrait drawings may also depict family members.

Portrait by William Rothenstein

The portrait of Rachel Ward (née Rothenstein) by Sir William Rothenstein estimated at £200-300 at Mallams).

The works date from the period after 1912 when Sir William and his family had settled into a Cotswolds rural idyll at Iles Farm in Far Oakridge, near Stroud. Arts & Crafts architect Norman Jewson was engaged to restore the rundown property and local craftsmen were commissioned to enhance its contents.

Other items from the family collection include a walnut writing desk with a distinctive ‘hayfork’ stretcher, attributed to Peter Waals, estimated at £2000-4000.