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William Holl Sr (1771-1838), Engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 126 portraits
William Holl, probably of German origin, studied engraving under Benjamin Smith before establishing himself as an engraver. Holl's prints were mainly executed using the stipple technique, and he pioneered the use of stipple engraving on steel. He produced numerous portrait engravings as well as decorative subjects and prints after contemporary artists. He was the father of William and Francis Holl, who were also engravers.

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D13902

David Hume

by William Holl Sr, after Anker Smith, after Allan Ramsay
stipple engraving, (1766)
NPG D13902

D30149

Edmund Waller

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30149

D24347

Hans Holbein the Younger

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24347

D25387

Sir Philip Sidney

possibly by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, probably early 19th century
NPG D25387

D25401

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

possibly by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, probably early 19th century
NPG D25401

D25409

Sir Francis Drake

possibly by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, probably early 19th century
NPG D25409

D25412

Sir Francis Drake

by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D25412

D26658

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26658

D26660

Arthur Capel, 1st Baron Capel

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26660

D28251

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28251

D28345

Inigo Jones

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28345

D28724

Oliver Cromwell

by William Holl Sr, after Samuel Cooper
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28724

D30351

John Evelyn

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30351

D30771

Jean de La Fontaine

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30771

D31276

John Locke

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31276

D31277

John Locke

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31277

D31516

Jonathan Swift

by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31516

D31540

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D31540

D27348

Sir Christopher Wren

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27348

D27588

Sir Richard Steele

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D27588