John Singer Sargent (American 1856-1925)- ''William Rothenstein: (Dodgson 3)- lithograph on laid paper, signed and dedicated 'a mon ami Helleu' in pencil, one of only 6 to 8 proofs, paper watermark 'VAN GELDER ZONEN, 21 5/8 x 16 7/8'' Dodgson catalogued six lithographs by Sargent. There were actually two more that he was unaware of,making a total of eight. Several of them were printed in editions of 25. with this being one of the rarest in only 6 or 8 proofs. The subject of this lithograph is the British artist, Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945). He was a painter and lithographer noted for his portrait drawings and prints. Rothenstein was the official artist of the British and Canadian armies during both World Wars, and the principal of the Royal College of Arts from 1920-1935, as well as a trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1927-1933. He is shown here making a drawing at the age of 25. Rothenstein, in turn, made a lithographic portrait of Sargent. In his cataloging of this lithograph, Campbell Dodgson states: Professor Rothenstein wrote me on August 31st, 1925: 'Sargent made this lithograph of myself in 1897. I don't tink there are more than 6 or 8 printed, but I may be wrong. I had three copies, one which is signed and dedicated, one I gave to my father, which my brother Albert now possesses; (and one to the British Museum, C.D.). Sargent, I remember gave a copy to Helleu, who liked the drawing. It was made in my old studio in Chelsea. This lithograph, of course, is the very oneto which Rothenstein refers'.