Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Colvin, Sidney
COLVIN, Sidney, M.A., was born at Norwood, Surrey, June 18, 1845. His father is Mr. D. D. Colvin, of the house of Crawford, Colvin, and Co., East India Agents, and the residence of the family is at Little Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Mr. Colvin was educated at home and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Chancellor's English Medallist in 1865, and where he graduated, as third in the first class of the Classical Tripos in 1867. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1869; Slade Professor of Fme Arts, 1873 (re-elected 1876, 1879, and 1882); and was appointed Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 1876. He is a member of the German Archæological Institute. Since 1867 he has been a frequent contributor, chiefly as a critic and historian of art, to the Fortnightly Review, Cornhill Magazine, Pall Mall Gazette, and other periodicals. He is the author of "Children in Italian and English Design," 1872; "Albert Durer, his Teachers, his Rivals, and his Followers;" and "Landor" in the "English Men of Letters," series 1882. He has also edited "Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor," 1882.