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Sir Charles John Holmes

2 of 4 portraits of Sir Charles John Holmes

Sir Charles John Holmes, by George Herbert Buckingham Holland, 1934 - NPG 3549 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Charles John Holmes

by George Herbert Buckingham Holland
oil on canvas, 1934
31 3/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (806 mm x 648 mm)
Purchased, 1947
Primary Collection
NPG 3549


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  • 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.

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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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