© estate of Edgar Holloway / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Edgar Holloway
8 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (223 mm x 159 mm)
Given by Jennifer Holloway, 2010
Sitterback to top
- Edgar Holloway (1914-2008), Painter and print-maker. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist of 7 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Edgar Holloway (1914-2008), Painter and print-maker. Artist of 7 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Between 1931 and 2002 Holloway made thirty-three etched self-portraits, more than any other British printmaker. The most widely re-produced, this portrait (his sixth) demonstrates his early technical virtuosity. In common with his other prints it is based on an original drawing from life. This etching first appeared in Studio magazine in 1934 and was shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in the same year.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Edgar Holloway, Portrait Etchings (1 December 2010 - 31 August 2011)
Events of 1932back to top
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