Colvin, Sir Sidney

Colvin, Sir Sidney kōl´vĭn [key], 1845–1927, English man of letters. Slade professor of fine arts at Cambridge and keeper of prints at the British Museum, he was a friend of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose works and letters he edited. Colvin wrote several studies on literature and art, including Early Engraving and Engravers in England (with A. M. Hind, 1905) and John Keats: His Life and Poetry (1917).

See his Memories and Notes of Persons and Places (1921).

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