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Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

(1788-1873), Physician

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 6 portraits
Holland was a cousin of the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell and his mother Mary was the niece of the potter Josiah Wedgwood. After completing his medical training, he spent eighteen months travelling in Portugal, Gibraltar, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian Isles and Greece. On his return, he published Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia etc (1812 and 1813). The book was an immediate success. On his return Holland set himself up as a society physician. He was extremely popular with his patients, but he limited himself to working just ten months a year so that he could spend the rest of his time travelling. He visited every country in Europe and made extended tours of three other continents.

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Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax87526

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, 1850s-1860s
NPG Ax87526

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt, by Barraud & Jerrard - NPG x136677

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

by Barraud & Jerrard
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG x136677

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt, by Francis William Wilkin - NPG D16123

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

by Francis William Wilkin
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
NPG D16123

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt, by John Alfred Vinter, printed by  Day & Son, published by  T. Bentley & Co, after  Henry Wyndham Phillips - NPG D35918

Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

by John Alfred Vinter, printed by Day & Son, published by T. Bentley & Co, after Henry Wyndham Phillips
lithograph, late 19th century
NPG D35918


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