1 portrait on display in the Room 28 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
by Sydney Prior Hall
11 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (302 mm x 226 mm)
Given by the artist's son, Harry Reginald Holland Hall, 1929
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- Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), Portrait painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 152 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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- Artist and Evangelist: Lives Remembered (14 August 2012 - 24 March 2013)
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