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William Holl Sr

(1771-1838), Engraver

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 127 portraits
William Holl, probably of German origin, studied engraving under Benjamin Smith before establishing himself as an engraver. Holl's prints were mainly executed using the stipple technique, and he pioneered the use of stipple engraving on steel. He produced numerous portrait engravings as well as decorative subjects and prints after contemporary artists. He was the father of William and Francis Holl, who were also engravers.

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Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D34337

Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 June 1804
NPG D34337

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital', by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and probably by  James Newton, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34346

Colin Milne with 'A View of Greenwich Hospital'

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and probably by James Newton, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 1804
NPG D34346

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Thomas Uwins, and after  Unknown artist - NPG D34356

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Thomas Uwins, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1804
NPG D34356

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Thomas Uwins, and after  Unknown artist - NPG D39221

John Ray with 'Britannia crowning Ray as the Prince of English Botanists'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Thomas Uwins, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1804
NPG D39221

Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh', by William Holl Sr, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D39950

Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 June 1804
NPG D39950

Daniel Rutherford, by William Holl Sr, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D5861

Daniel Rutherford

by William Holl Sr, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, 1804
NPG D5861

Aylmer Bourke Lambert, by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  John George Landseer, after  Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34335

Aylmer Bourke Lambert

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by John George Landseer, after Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 10 April 1805
NPG D34335

Joseph Townsend with 'View of the Escurial by Moon Light', by William Holl Sr, after  John Opie, and by  Thomas Milton, after  John Townsend, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D34350

Joseph Townsend with 'View of the Escurial by Moon Light'

by William Holl Sr, after John Opie, and by Thomas Milton, after John Townsend, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published December 1805
NPG D34350

Aylmer Bourke Lambert, by William Holl Sr, after  John Russell, and by  John George Landseer, after  Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D37136

Aylmer Bourke Lambert

by William Holl Sr, after John Russell, and by John George Landseer, after Ramsay Richard Reinagle, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published 10 April 1805
NPG D37136

Joseph Townsend with 'View of the Escurial by Moon Light', by William Holl Sr, after  John Opie, and by  Thomas Milton, after  John Townsend, published by  Robert John Thornton - NPG D40067

Joseph Townsend with 'View of the Escurial by Moon Light'

by William Holl Sr, after John Opie, and by Thomas Milton, after John Townsend, published by Robert John Thornton
stipple engraving and etching, published December 1805
NPG D40067

Sir John Bayley, 1st Bt, by William Holl Sr, after  William Russell - NPG D21519

Sir John Bayley, 1st Bt

by William Holl Sr, after William Russell
stipple engraving, (circa 1808)
NPG D21519

Abraham Rees, by William Holl Sr, published by  Longman & Co, after  John Opie - NPG D39667

Abraham Rees

by William Holl Sr, published by Longman & Co, after John Opie
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1811 (1796)
NPG D39667

Abraham Rees, by William Holl Sr, published by  Longman & Co, after  John Opie - NPG D19503

Abraham Rees

by William Holl Sr, published by Longman & Co, after John Opie
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1811
NPG D19503

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, by William Holl Sr, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D36565

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1 September 1815 (circa 1533-1534)
NPG D36565

William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, by William Holl Sr, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D39495

William Paget, 1st Baron Paget

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, circa 1815-1820
NPG D39495

William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, by William Holl Sr, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Robert William Satchwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D39496

William Paget, 1st Baron Paget

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, circa 1815-1820
NPG D39496

John Selden, by William Holl Sr, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, published by  Harold Crease, after  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40642

John Selden

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Harold Crease, after Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1815
NPG D40642

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, by William Holl Sr, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D25795

William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke

by William Holl Sr, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D25795

John Harrison, by William Holl Sr - NPG D27239

John Harrison

by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D27239

Thomas Dunham Whitaker, by William Holl Sr, published by  Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, published by  J. Hurst, after  James Northcote - NPG D37561

Thomas Dunham Whitaker

by William Holl Sr, published by Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, published by J. Hurst, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1816
NPG D37561

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