Red chalk; signed and dated 1897
14 x 11 inches
Alice Knewstub was the daughter of the artist Walter John Knewstub, Rossetti's studio assistant. She became an actress, and met her husband, William Rothenstein, at a reception in honour of the playwright Maurice Maeterlinck, in 1895. They were married two years after this portrait was drawn. Legros was Rothenstein's first drawing master at the Slade, and the two remained close friends.