[Sir William Rothenstein, artist.] Autograph Card Signed ('W. Rothenstein') to Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth, announcing that 'with some regret' he will be changing his name to 'W. Rutherston'.

Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art [Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886-1967)]
Publication details: 
'Sunday' [no date, but circa 1914]; card with letterhead of the Civic Arts Association, 28 Prince's Garden, London, S.W.
SKU: 22801

Twelve closely-written lines, on 8.5 x 11.5 cm card addressed by Rothenstein to 'The Hon. R Key-Shuttleworth | 28 Princes Garden | SW'., this being the same address as on the letterhead. In good condition, lightly aged. He begins by discussing 'Mr Booth' and his offer concerning 'the second prize', before expressing a hope that she is 'not overtiring' herself. He continues with an announcement of a change made as a result of the anti-German feeling caused by the war: 'My two brothers have anglicised our name & I am following suit this week, I confess with some regret; but my eldest boy wishes it. So I shall be W. Rutherston in future, but the original name will also represent me professionally for some time to come - so you need not worry about its doing so & consequent changes.'