- Also known as
Stanley William Littlejohn
primary name: Littlejohn, Stanley William
- individual; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- 75 Arthur Road, North Brixton, London - 1901, 1909
Saunton, South Nutfield, Surrey - 1913.
- Lettering engraver who became head of the mounting and paper restoration workshop in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. Very highly regarded as the outstanding conservator of his day. Killed in action in Flanders on 23 September 1917 (see Dodgson's report dated 27 October 1917). A letter from Charles Loeser to Campbell Dodgson in P&D (18 May 1918) refers to his death, and suggests that the Dürer drawing of Apollo from the Poynter collection (now Metropolitan Museum, New York) for which funds were at that time being raised, should be acquired in his memory. The obituary mentions his work on Domenico Tiepolo drawings, and on prints and drawings by William Blake at the BM and in the collection of Graham Robertson, on Clouet drawings in the Salting collection (which were later bequeathed to the BM) and on paintings from the Stein collection.
- Jacob Simon, British Picture Restorers, 1630-1950 (NPG website, forthcoming 2009)
Laurence Binyon and Sir Sidney Colvin, 'The Late Stanley William Littlejohn', Burlington Magazine, vol.32, 1918, pp.16-19.