A JEWISH POR­TRAIT IN THE NA­TIONAL

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

This 1931 red chalk por­trait of the poet Hum­bert Wolfe by his friend, the artist Sir William Rothen­stein, has been pre­sented to the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery by Wolfe’s daugh­ter Anne, now in her 90s. The pic­ture, one of a num­ber held by the gallery, is a tes­ta­ment to the two men’s friend­ship, Wolfe from a Ger­manJewish back­ground, Rothen­stein born to a Brad­ford Jewish fam­ily. Wolfe is en­dur­ingly known for his time­less epi­gram:

“You can­not hope to bribe or twist, thank God! the Bri­tish jour­nal­ist. But, see­ing what the man will do un­bribed, there’s no oc­ca­sion to.”

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