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Francis Holl (1815-1884), Engraver

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Artist associated with 100 portraits
The son of prominent engraver William Holl, Francis Holl was apprenticed to his father. He became a successful and fashionable engraver, working for book as well as print publishers. He worked for twenty-five years engraving the queen's pictures and received royal commissions to execute private plates of portraits of the royal family. He engraved many plates after works by famous artists of the day. Between 1856 and 1883, he exhibited twenty engravings at the Royal Academy and was finally elected an associate engraver in 1883.

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Francis Holl

by Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl
oil on canvas
NPG 2530