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Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd (1935-), Writer and biographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Holroyd is one of Britain's leading biographers. His reputation was established in the late 1960s with his life of the Bloomsbury intellectual Lytton Strachey (two volumes, 1967-8). Other works include major biographies of leading twentieth-century cultural figures including the artist Augustus John (two volumes, 1974-5) and the playwright George Bernard Shaw (four volumes, 1988-92). He has written on the craft of biography and autobiography in Works on Paper (2002) and his most recent book is A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers (2010).

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6850

Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd

by Matthew Carr
conté pencil on prepared charcoal paper, 2008
On display in Room 38A at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6850

P1885

Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 October 1987
NPG P1885

x89812

Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x89812

x41494

Michael Holroyd

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 27 October 1926
NPG x41494

x12837

Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd

by Tara Heinemann
bromide print, March 1976
NPG x12837

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