Sir Charles John Holmes
4 of 4 portraits of Sir Charles John Holmes
Sir Charles John Holmes
by Elliott & Fry
bromide print on cream mount, 1920s
7 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (196 mm x 150 mm)
Given by Sir Charles John Holmes, 1930
Sitterback to top
- Sir Charles John Holmes (1868-1936), Painter and critic; Director successively of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 10997 portraits.
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