Friday 18 February 2022

The wedding of Mr Alan Bassett Ward and Miss Rachel Rothenstein - Hampstead Parish Church London - 20th April 1937

 This is a cutting from the Sheffield Daily Independent dated 20th April 1937 reporting on the wedding of Mr Alan Bassett Ward and Miss Rachel Rothenstein in Hampstead Parish Church London 

The groom was the son of the noted Sheffield industrialist and "steel magnate" Thomas William Ward who was the founder of the world famous company T.W.Ward. The bride was the daughter of Sir William Rothenstein and the brother of Dr. John Rothenstein, both of whom played a prominent role in the history of art in Sheffield


Rachel Rothenstein was the daughter to a Jewish artist William Rothenstein. She is one of four children, her siblings being John Michael and Betty. Michael and John also became involved in the art world, Michael a printmaker; John  a art historian. Rothenstein (1872-1945) was an artist, print maker and writer. He is also known as a War artist. He co-founded the Carfax Gallery that held exhibitions of the Camden Town Group. Rothenstein became the Principal of Royal College of Art from 1920-1935. He was knighted in 1931.

Print of Rachel Rothenstein by Eric Gill 1924

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