3 of 11 portraits of George Meredith
by Sir Charles Holroyd
bronze medal, circa 1905
2 1/4 in. (57 mm) diameter
Given by the artist's widow, Lady Fanny Holroyd, 1923
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Artistback to top
- Sir Charles Holroyd (1861-1917), Painter and Director of the National Gallery. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This may be the medal of George Meredith exhibited by Charles Holroyd in 1902, when it was described as 'a very artistic likeness - tender and dignified'. As a pupil of Alphonse Legros, Holroyd will have been well aware of contemporary developments in reviving the cast medal.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 427