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Thomas Holloway

(1748-1827), Engraver

Artist associated with 33 portraits
Between 1773 and 1777, he exhibited a variety of works at the Royal Academy, including seals, engraved gems, and portraits in crayon and oil. Holloway's largest project was the English edition of J. C. Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy, translated by Dr Henry Hunter and published in five volumes (1789-98). This work was illustrated with about 800 plates by a number of engravers including Francesco Bartolozzi and William Blake, with Holloway contributing about 300 plates.

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Matthew Henry, by Thomas Holloway, after  George Vertue - NPG D35639

Matthew Henry

by Thomas Holloway, after George Vertue
line engraving, (1709)
NPG D35639

Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin), by Thomas Holloway, after  Unknown sculptor - NPG D1017

Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin)

by Thomas Holloway, after Unknown sculptor
line engraving, published 1785
NPG D1017

Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale), by Thomas Holloway, published by  John Sewell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14438

Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale)

by Thomas Holloway, published by John Sewell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
etching, published 1786 (1777-1778)
NPG D14438

William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, by Thomas Holloway, published by  John Sewell - NPG D15135

William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland

by Thomas Holloway, published by John Sewell
line engraving, published 1786
NPG D15135

Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe), by Thomas Holloway, published by  John Sewell - NPG D15167

Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe)

by Thomas Holloway, published by John Sewell
line engraving, published 1786
NPG D15167

Israel Mauduit, by Thomas Holloway, after  Mason Chamberlin - NPG D21378

Israel Mauduit

by Thomas Holloway, after Mason Chamberlin
line engraving, published 1787 (circa 1774)
NPG D21378

William Robertson, by Thomas Holloway, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14593

William Robertson

by Thomas Holloway, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 20 April 1787 (1772)
NPG D14593

Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, by Thomas Holloway, published by  John Sewell - NPG D15575

Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford

by Thomas Holloway, published by John Sewell
line engraving, published 1 March 1788
NPG D15575

John Wesley, by Thomas Holloway - NPG D8303

John Wesley

by Thomas Holloway
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D8303

Sir Thomas More, by Thomas Holloway - NPG D39006

Sir Thomas More

by Thomas Holloway
line engraving, published 1792
NPG D39006

Geoffrey Gilbert, by Thomas Holloway, after  Michael Dahl, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder - NPG D27516

Geoffrey Gilbert

by Thomas Holloway, after Michael Dahl, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D27516

Richard Price, by and published by Thomas Holloway, after  Benjamin West - NPG D5556

Richard Price

by and published by Thomas Holloway, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 4 June 1793
NPG D5556

Richard Price, by and published by Thomas Holloway, after  Benjamin West - NPG D5557

Richard Price

by and published by Thomas Holloway, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 4 June 1793
NPG D5557

Richard Price, by and published by Thomas Holloway, after  Benjamin West - NPG D15374

Richard Price

by and published by Thomas Holloway, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 4 June 1793
NPG D15374

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, by John Beugo, published by  H. Murray, and published by  Thomas Holloway, after  George Frederic Koehler - NPG D48898

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by John Beugo, published by H. Murray, and published by Thomas Holloway, after George Frederic Koehler
engraving, published 25 July 1794
NPG D48898

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, by John Beugo, published by  H. Murray, and published by  Thomas Holloway, after  George Frederic Koehler - NPG D48899

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by John Beugo, published by H. Murray, and published by Thomas Holloway, after George Frederic Koehler
engraving, published 25 July 1794
NPG D48899

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