Author:Sidney Colvin

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Sir Sidney Colvin

art and literary scholar and museum administrator; Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge; director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Keeper of the department of prints and drawings in the British Museum; confidante and correspondent of Robert Louis Stevenson

This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "S. C."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "S. C."
Also wrote for Pall Mall Gazette, the Fortnightly Review, The Portfolio, Cornhill and Edinburgh.
Sir Sidney Colvin


  • A Word for Germany, from the English Republican (1870)
  • Children in Italian and English Design (1872)
  • Landor (1881) (external scan)
  • Keats (1904) (external scan)
  • John Keats His Life And Poetry His Friends Critics And After Fame (1917) (external scan)
  • On concentration and suggestion in poetry (1915) (external scan)
  • Memories & notes of persons & places, 1852-1912 (1921) 2nd ed. (1922)


Contributions to EB1911[edit]

Contributions to the DNB[edit]

Edited works[edit]

  • A Florentine Picture Chronicle (1898)
  • Drawings By Old Masters At Oxford (1902-08)
  • Early Engraving And Engravers In England (1905)
  • The letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (1912) in 4 vols. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)(external scan)
Note: various renditions of these publications appear with new insertions

Works about Colvin[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1927, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.