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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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Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland, by William Holl Sr, or by  William Holl Jr, printed by  Wilkinson & Dawe, published by  R. Ryley, published by  James Fraser, published by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  George Raphael Ward - NPG D5372

Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after George Raphael Ward
stipple engraving, published 1838
NPG D5372

Albrecht von Haller, by William Holl Sr, published by  Fisher Son & Co - NPG D15226

Albrecht von Haller

by William Holl Sr, published by Fisher Son & Co
stipple engraving, published 1838
NPG D15226

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James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D7364

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Sir Samuel Romilly

possibly by William Holl Sr
stipple engraving, circa 1800
NPG D20070

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Samuel Johnson

by William Holl Sr, published by Longman & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1814
NPG D19318

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James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran

by William Holl Sr, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D7362

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James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran

by William Holl Sr, after Cornelis Ketel
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D7363

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