HOLL, Francis. 16312



Autograph Letter Signed, to John Watkins, sending two proofs of The Stocking Loom and John Ruskin, and discussing his supply of Thackeray’s portraits. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, one tear repaired, a few paper blemishes, otherwise good. Undated. Francis Holl (1815-1884), the fourth son of the prominent engraver William Holl the Elder (c.1771-1838), to whom he was apprenticed. The engraver William Holl the Younger was his brother. He was both successful and fashionable, producing work for book and print publishers. He spent 25 years engraving Queen Victoria’s pictures during which period he executed commissions of other royal portraits. Often working from paintings by fashionable artists, he exhibited 20 engravings at the Royal Academy between 1856 and 1883, and was elected an associate engraver in 1883.