Works included in this catalogue (both donated by the artist)
Holroyd The Grand Canal 1902 {1903} NGV [ET]
Holroyd The Man with the Sack {1903} NGV [ET]

After studying and working with Legros (see Legros Portrait of Jules Dalou 1877 {1900} Loc? [ET]), Holroyd became a well-regarded etcher in his own right. He became the first keeper of British Art (Tate Gallery) in 1897, was knighted in 1903; and then, in 1908, was appointed Director of the London National Gallery.

Further etchings by Holroyd were acquired for the NGV after 1905 (for details, see the gallery’s online catalogue).


For Holroyd, see AKL 74 (2012), pp.312-13 and Bénézit 7, p.238 (brief entries); see also C.Dodgson in Print Collector’s Quarterly 1923