Sir Sidney Colvin (Biographical details)

Sir Sidney Colvin (curator; academic/intellectual; journalist/critic; British; Male; 1845 - 1927)

Also known as

Colvin, Sidney


Art critic and writer, particularly for 'The Portfolio' and 'The Fortnightly Review'; Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1876-83; then Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, 1883-1912. Knighted in 1911.
Friend and literary mentor of Robert Louis Stevenson (q.v.).
For portrait, see


(autobiography) 'Memories and notes of persons and places', 1921
(biography) E.V.Lucas, 'The Colvins and their friends', 1928
Letters in the McCrimmon collection (BL Add. Ms. 70853)