George Gissing

William Rothenstein

Pencil on paper


Photographically reproduced from a lithograph as a frontispiece to Swinnerton's critical study. of Gissing.

"Tall, spare, and lissom of movement," Gissing had "Thick, brown hair clustered round a brow of noble shape; his head was well shaped. Though his cheeks lacked colour he looked healthy, strong and vigorous. His facial expression was extraordinarily mobile, sensitive, and intellectual...." [Commentary continues below]

  • George Gissing
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