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Sir Charles John Holmes
by George Herbert Buckingham Holland Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1934
31 3/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (806 mm x 648 mm)
- Sir Charles John Holmes (1868-1936), Painter and critic; Director successively of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Buckingham's portrait is the only known portrait in oils of Holmes, and has the deceptive air of a self-portrait.
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